“How do we start taking pictures of people, and stop taking pictures of poses?” – Justin and Mary Marantz
“We will not walk through life with our couples, but our photos go with them.” – Justin and Mary Marantz
I can’t think of a better way to define the importance of being a wedding photographer! Justin and Mary don’t just tell a couple’s story but create a family heirloom marking the start of a new family. With every client, they make sure they capture the emotion of the day and tell the story of the bride and groom in a way the couple will cherish forever.
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” ― Robert Frank
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” ― Robert Frank
“I am always looking outside, trying to say something that is true.
But maybe nothing is really true. Except what’s out there. And what’s out there is constantly changing.” ― Robert Frank,
Robert Frank, Born in 1925 Switzerland and emigrated to New York at the age of 23 as an artistic refugee from what he considered to be the small-minded values of his native country.
He was best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” a masterwork of black and white photographs drawn from his cross-country road trips in the mid-1950s and published in 1959.
one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose visually raw and personally expressive style was pivotal in changing the course of documentary photography, died in 2019 at Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94.
“The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.”— Susan Meiselas, .
I think photography has a huge potential to expand a circle of knowledge. There’s a reality that we are all the more linked globally and we have to know about each other. Photography gives us that opportunity.— Susan Meiselas
Finding a photograph is often like picking up a piece from a jigsaw-puzzle box with the cover missing. There’s no sense of the whole. Each image is a mysterious part of something not yet revealed.— Susan Meiselas
Breaching Boundaries in Photography
Susan Meiselas, Born in 1948 and starting as a teacher in the South Bronx, she went on to produce a definitive chronicle of Nicaragua’s Sandinista revolution.
“Her works offer a singular view of women’s lives, and reflect her commitment to women’s issues,” She also captured human rights abuses in Latin America, working extensively in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Her books include “Carnival Strippers,” “Nicaragua,” and “Prince Street Girls.” In the last year, she has also been the subject of two books, “Susan Meiselas: Mediations” (Damiani) and “Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline” (Thames & Hudson).
“The people who hire me as a wedding photographer hire me not just because of my photographic style, they hire me because of the style of my personality.
My style and personality match, so they know they’re getting a genuine style.” – Jared Platt
I look at photographs every day. Even if I don’t take one, or share one. I look at one and think about what it is saying. What story is it telling, or not telling that it could have told.
Critique is the most important exercise of the photographer’s eye.– Jared Platt
Jared Platt is an international wedding, lifestyle and portrait photographer and photographic lecturer.
Jared began his studies in photography in documentary and landscapes, but today you will find his images are a perfect blend of the three genres.
I also like to add a bit ofhumor in my work. I see irony and humor and incongruity in a lot of things and I hope to capture that in my work — if only so that I can chuckle at it — even if no one else sees it.– Jared Platt
Efficiency and reality. I hope to hide my hand as a photographer which means my work is often times less ” Photo-dramatic ” .
“When [you] acquire an understanding of the science behind light and what governs it, then [you] can predict its behavior and control the lighting in [your] photographs.” -Roberto Valenzuela
“Circumstantial light considers not only all the properties and behaviors of natural light, but also how that light interacts with the objects around [you], so that [you] can transform those objects into light-shaping tools.” – Roberto Valenzuela
“I believe photographers should shoot what they want, not shoot what they get.” -Roberto Valenzuela
Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer sponsored by Canon USA and thus a member of the Canon “Explorer of Light ” program. Roberto Valenzuela is a top-selling author in the “wedding photography” book category.
He has been an International first place winner three times and has been recognized by his peers as one of the ten most influential photographers and educators in the world.
Don’t use it all the time, but also don’t shy away from it. If it’s dark outside, use flash. If you know there’s time, and you have a good idea, and your clients will love it, then go for it.” – Matt Kennedy
Fueled by the mountains and captivated by the sky, Matt Kennedy is a Photographer and Video jack-of-all-trades whose passions and dreams thrive in the cool-crisp air of winter.
He is a lifelong skier, climber, and mountain biker and finds his most genuine smiles are created by sharing these experiences with the people he loves.