hello i'm in love with the images from the shots you took for your experimental video (i hope i'm making sense here :P) i can't quite put my finger on what i really love; the emptiness of the surroundings, the energy disrupting the stillness, or just how everything seem to "fit" despite... not really a question though, but i love looking through your work :)
Thank you!!! I’m experimenting more with different mediums lately so I hope to make things even more interesting over the coming weeks and months!
Hi Michael. I just wanted to say I love your work. Do you find that using "traditional" lighting techniques (strobes, etc..) are becoming more obsolete as more and more advances are made in digital imaging and editing. There are some photographer's who still swear by lights and other's who never use them and correct everything later in photoshop. What are your thoughts?
No, Strobes, hot lights, and other lighting technique are not going obsolete. In fact there will probably be more techniques and new lighting equipment that will be even more specialized in the future. There will always be people who just use ambient light for their projects but, personally, I feel synthetic lights will be even MORE important in the coming years as video comes more and more prevalent (at least for myself). The way I see it: a photographer should use all that is available to them within their own personal preferences and interests.
Ultimately I still stick to my guns and tell everyone: you need to have a voice. The voice is the foundation of everything else. Once you find your authentic voice, the lights and photoshop will simply assist you in reaching your goals and telling your story.
Gotta say the camera does not matter at all when it comes to good photography. I can outshoot so many tools with pro cameras with my shitty little outdated Rebel. Or my ancient AE-1. So your answer to that last question should be "no and no". At least that's how I'd have answered it.
That is basically what I said as well - the camera doesn’t matter and it is all about the voice of the person behind the camera. You may want to re-read what I wrote ;)
I can’t do a top 3. But here are some of my most memorable models I’ve worked with:
Cora Keegan, Alyssa Miller, Hailey Clauson. Anaïs Pouliot, Merethe Hopland, Sabrina Nait, Ashley Smith, Sheila Marquez, Britt Maren, Simona Andrejic, Abby Brothers, Hana Jirickova, Monika Sawicka… actually, I could keep going and going! There have been so many!!
I hear you are originally from Spokane! I am as well and I just wanted to tell you what a great inspiration you are to me and many other people, and I hope that your dreams with photography never fade. Keep it up sir.
Yes - Eventually I’d like to do some editorials in Spokane/CDA to show everyone how beautiful it is out there! Thanks for the kind words!
Hello. Like many people I love your work, and I just want to know what do you think about the technology evolution who gives the chance at everybody to realize many nice pictures? I mean, do you think with a good camera, good subject and just with the chances, everybody can to be a photographer? Thanks. Michael Sauvage.
I wrote out at least 5 different responses over the last 20 minutes and I can’t really answer that question any other way than “Yes… and yes.” I have a lot of opinions and thoughts about this, but overall my answer is “yes and yes.” :D