I’m a cheerful and happy lad who drinks too much coffee and gets a bit loopy sometimes. There may not always be a happy ending fairytale which is why I treasure the ones I see. Every couple is special to me. You’ve chosen to write a meaningful story together and it’s a wonderful reason to celebrate. In today’s world you’re rocking the casbah and it’s ace.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
People still ask me from time to time - “Why Photomagician”? And with the same excitement I always answer that my photography doesn’t come from a photography course at college, or from my grandad’s love for cameras. It comes from the good ol’ days when I worked at weddings doing just that - magic. That’s where I honed my approach and learned to be everywhere I’m needed before I’m needed. Being a magician taught me hunting for emotions exposed in those brief moments of excitement when our heart connects with the brain at a trigger of a song or a smell we recognize. It taught me to anticipate moments. It taught me that surprise is better than a warning. It taught me that asking for smiles is not the way to see real happiness. It taught me that true expression of joy comes at an effort and that people often hide in their own shell. Every day I take photos I’m still that same guy who walks into the room unrecognised and drops something on the floor to get attention instead of announcing myself. This is why my approach is different.This is why you’ll like me taking your photos. I’m a photographer but deep down I’m still an entertainer and a little boy for whom the world is full of wonder. I look around me and smile because there is something interesting in every corner and in every face. And then I space out... probably more often than most people. What if people could fly? What if we could light up the winter sky with dozens of lanterns, I think. And then I take a photo of just that.
Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?
Freezing to the point that I couldn't press the shutter release button on the camera. Those turned out to be some of the best photos I've ever taken.
What equipment do you use?
2x Nikon D750
Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art
Nikon 85mm f1.8g
All sorts of props
What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?
The portraits. That's when I can unleash the creative spirit in full. We are away from the party and get to focus on just that - taking photos.
"Shadow of the wind" - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Any advice for Brides and Grooms?
The price for great photos is not measured in money, but in effort. Take some photos at your venue and then set your ass on fire and move the party to local cliffs, lake or nuclear wastelands. Throw a smoke grenade. Get soaked in champagne. Live a little. Bad weather and discomfort create amazing opportunities 🙌🏻
Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?
Don't follow the fads. Do what makes your heart sing and you'll be alright!