This is a series of blog posts dedicated to great photographers that are also contributing on Lobster. Read about the brilliant minds behind the camera, how photography mingles with their life and the stories behind their best shots.
Who is Michael Moore?
My name is Michael Moore. I am 57 years old and am a keen amateur photographer living half an hour north of London. What got me into photography was the desire to document my children growing up. I don’t really go for posed shots, although I do have a number of portraits. What I try to capture are the small almost unnoticeable moments that make up our daily lives – a family album with a difference would be a good way to describe my photographic style.
Recently I bought a Nikon DF which I can’t recommend highly enough and which has re-energized my love for photography. When paired with vintage glass, the DF is a thing of great beauty.
The story behind 5 photos:
There is a simple, endearing symmetry to this which I find most appealing. Classic English seaside holiday.
One of the few staged images that I have, but I think it works well. A family picnic in a field of dandelions led to this shot of my nephew.
Taken on holiday in Beaune, Burgundy. Over the course of the break, I was struck by the differing ways in which my two children chose to relax and make use of the pool. This photo goes a little way to illustrate that.
November 5th St Albans, Hertfordshire. Looking to capture something from the night other than exploding fireworks. Struck by the pop concert type feel to the scene and the lovely orange-rimmed glow on the crowd.
What I like about this is the gender difference so clearly on display, coupled with my son’s annoyance to the interruption of his game of football.
Food for thought:
Do not just rely on the cloud to keep your images safe. Back up everything you take in duplicate and back up on to different types of media.
Tip for a beginner:
Don’t feel that you have to conform to the do’s and don’ts of photography. I don’t know what the “Rule of Thirds” is.
Trust your instinct as to what makes a great image.
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