I am a student of photojournalism.
I try to apply this to everything I shoot in life whether it is motorsport, surfing or even a wedding. To me a photo is only as good as the moment that was captured. I’m not talking about a photo of an apple or a shoelace that has “deep meaning behind it that relates to life”. I’m talking about genuine moments that happen day to day. Sometimes these moments are photographed by others like in this photo of Kelly Slater being lifted by the crowd after winning the 2011 Quiksilver Pro at the Gold Coast. Others are more subtle moments that are often missed every day by people.
Seeing these special things happen in everyday life is why I love photojournalism.