The kind of photography I do begins as a moment of theft. Finding the scene, finding your angle, and stealing the moment for yourself. Some photographers are creators. They build a scene, a still life, or arrange their models and angle their lights and create an image from nothing. I’m not one of those photographers. I’m a thief. I case the scenes around me, plan my approach, take my shot, and escape back into the crowd.
But I’m not an undiscerning thief. And over the years I’ve noticed a theme emerging in the scenes I’m capturing. I’m a photographer who wishes he could paint.