At the end of 2019 I could say that I understood how and why I specialized in Family Documentary Photography.
Just like any other kid, growing up I too have harassed my parents with a thousand “whys” followed by just as many “hows“.
It wasn’t my fault, it’s that I just wanted to understand. And at the same time it wasn’t even my parents fault if, after a while, exhausted, they replied “because that’s the way it is“. Do you also happen to give this answer every now and then, don’t you?
When I started digging deeper into photography, I wanted to understand not only how to get beautiful photographs, but above all WHY I felt the need to photograph the daily life of families.
I felt that there was something special about those small things, those seemingly unimportant moments that made our days so obvious.
I felt that there was something special in all those small gestures of affection that seem to disappear in the blink of an eye.
The problem was how to photograph all these sensations.
How can I tell a story made of daily emotions and feelings through the documentary family photography?
I found the answer to this question by working with Jenna Shouldice as my mentor for a whole year. Thanks to her I’ve learned the secret of how to infuse my photographs with emotions.
I learned that the feelings I saw in the families I photographed were already within me.
I learned that my empathy is the mirror for your emotions.
Look at the photos below and tell me, how do they make you feel?