“Who is your favourite hero”? …
From growing up watching classic and iconic films like Superman, Ghostbusters and the original Stars Wars, my childhood was lived and filled with so much imagination that it could create anything and take me anywhere to making everything that was fictional become a reality. As a kid, my imagination was filled by incredible stories of heroes and villains and having the toys that I could play with for hours endlessly.
With so much energy and excitement growing up, I would then take up acting in school and watch different genres of films to feed my imagination and watch films from the 90s like The Mask of Zorro, Batman mask of the phantasm, Terminator 2 and of course Toy Story. With so many great films coming out during my childhood, my dream of becoming an actor like my heroes on the screen kept growing and expanding my imagination. I wanted to keep telling stories. After leaving High school in 2008, I would then attend College on the Performing Arts course and achieving the Performing Arts student of the year and actor of the year awards thanks to the memories of childhood and why I wanted to be an actor. After college, I continued my training in the Performing Arts at University and then completed one year of Film Production studies before getting my degree in Performing Arts in 2016. After leaving University with a degree and planning my future, it wasn’t long till photography had taken over my life and became my new passion and dedication to create a new style of art that involves my love for acting, film, collecting, heroes and storytelling.
When creating my photography work, it mainly came down to these simply rules: who’s the character, what’s the story, why are they there and their purpose and to make sure I’m not taking another artist’s idea similar idea to mine; also, think outside the box from other artists. By using skills developed from my years of performing arts, this allows me, as a photographer, to use my acting methods of thinking like the character I’m photographing, placing them in a location that fits the character or even building a set and then becoming a director by capturing the scene which shows fans like myself that my dedication and time creating this unique style of photography is all about bringing fiction into reality and taking our heroes out of the screen and capturing their moment, expressing the emotion to fans and the happiness that their hero is on their wall.