To the simple perspective.
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine!”
― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
I am Alex, some of you may know me. I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. The ability to be able to freeze a moment, reaction, motion or emotion in time, forever, has always fascinated me. I do not think I am the best photographer out there, and it is unlikely that I will ever be considered ‘pro’, but this is me, my perspective, and the things I see and do. I study science, specifically an MSc in biotechnology and this website – this is my project, my space, an area to collect my thoughts and memories.
Shutter and glass – not simply a name but the actual components I use to capture my perspective. Shutter, the part of the camera that allows for the exposure to occur, the ability to press pause on time or freeze movement. Glass, the lenses I use, where the light is focused and, as I use an SLR, through which I see. I purchased an Olympus OM-1, a 35mm film SLR. it was the best purchase I have ever made and I shoot almost exclusively on this. The build quality and feeling is second-to-none, the feeling when you focus is creamy and buttery and the images it enables have such atmosphere. It is a purely mechanical instrument (bar the needle style light meter) and I shoot almost exclusively on this.