In early 2016, an injury that stopped me from surfing led me to picking up a camera. When I realised I couldn’t surf anymore, I sold my surfboard and used the money to buy a camera and suitable waterhousing. Initially, it was just a way to find a way to replace my hobby and maybe reconnect with the water. I didn’t expect it to spark a new passion that has become all but consuming. My loss ultimately became my gain. A new light to follow.
There are so many captivating elements to photography but I find it hard to articulate exactly what it is about a single frame that, when executed & captured correctly, feels so good. But I think it is the emotional evocation that occurs when you view an image that you connect with is what I love most. Whatever that emotion is, I don’t think is as important. Feeling something is what is important.
In the 2 years I have been shooting, I think the process of composing stills is the most exciting part. Not knowing if the result will come short or exceed the vision. I love the adventure, risk, failure & elation. I’m excited to continue this journey. To create new work. To diversify. Escape the humdrum & triteness and do it however I want to.
Ultimately, I hope a connection is made with my stills and something is felt – Enjoy
Words & Photographs // Jack Noel Davis @jacknoeldavis
Gear // Nikon D810 with 85mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4 and 35mm 1.4, 70-200mm in an Aquatech housing
Edit // Lightroom/Photoshop
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