"Wildlife Photographic Artist"
Becoming a Wildlife Photographer was more by accident than design. I was a passionate photographer whose hobby grew into a vocation.
Relocating to Africa and my love for African wildlife and landscape meant it was a natural progression to specialise in african wildlife photography.
Not so long ago. I was having a conversation with a field guide who loves his photography. We spoke about my choice of camera the Fujifilm XT-2 and its merits.
He then said something that struck a cord and got me thinking ..
Now I had always considered myself to be a photographer who specializes in black and white wildlife photography. To be honest I photograph whatever tugs at my heart strings!
I have been thinking for this for awhile. I am not one for labels or trying to put people or their art in to neat little boxes. But there is some merit to his statement. I have to admit I am not your typical wildlife photographer and I guess subconsciously I have never wanted to be.
I think my artist statement says it best...
What am I? I have never been too concerned with existentialism. I discussed this topic with some close friends, one who is an amazing artist replied,
"You are a Wildlife Photographic Artist"
I guess as labels go, thats probably the best to describe who I am.. But it is not important to me what i am called/labeled, what is important to me, is to create