I have always been fascinated by wildlife. Big cats, canids, birds…as long as it is not a snake that I don’t know about. They are beautiful in a way that domestic animals are not, they are wild. Watching them in their habitat is an honor and a privileged. There is something spiritual about watching a big cat walk slowly across the Maasai Mara, or watching a Fox Vixen call to her pups who are hiding in their den. Wildlife photography takes patience, silence and time.
Sometimes it is nice to get back to basics, and one way to do that is to pull out an old manual film camera, a roll of film and get to shooting. It makes you be more creative because you only have a limited number of shots, you cannot check what you just took and you have to KNOW your settings. It makes me push myself to be creative. And shooting with expired film is a lot of fun.
I have always had a great love of photographing animals and anticipating when they are going to give you “that” look.