My Favourite Photos of 2016
2016 was a year of consistency. I finally managed to get my act together and had some luck building a recognizable brand (while being honest to myself) to some extent.
But I also know consistency & satisfaction are dangerous things. You know which light works best in which situation. You know how to direct the couple in the most complementary way. You know your artistic voice, how your images will look like even before pressing the shutter button. The perfect workflow. The on point color grading. The killer posing. And so on.
We're content with our work.
We stop creating new universe and striving forward. We stop struggling. It all becomes a safe routine.
"As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge."
- Henry Van Dyke
Routine and comfort-zone were clearly not something I was looking for when I started pursuing photography.
So I tried to fight back in the last months of 2016 by doing something I've never done, something experimental. For example I haven't taken any photos during the whole couple shooting at an elopement in Venice. Instead I filmed the whole thing in 4K, chose frames I like and edited them just like I got a brand new camera. It was so much fun and the results has amazed me. So raw yet so powerful. So much feeling and emotion. So much love. So real yet so cinematic.
I love classic cinema, so that's my new year resolution. Less eye-candy photos and more cinematic, film-like work. I will push myself harder to the limit. I will try more new things.
In the mean time, you may want to check out some of my favorite weddings back in 2016 like this rustic elopement in Vietnam, this epic love journey in Andalucia, a beach wedding in Greece or this intimate destination wedding in Paris.
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