It has always been fascinating to me how people choose between varied career choices and hobbies. Stephen Armstrong, a regular person just like you and me but whom has a passion to capture people through the lens of a camera. Why would someone want to take pictures of other people? Or even enjoy it at that matter. To Stephen however, he is capturing something much differently. Sometimes it is hard to try to understand the mindset of an artist. An artist thinks very differently than the average man. They see things in a whole new perspective. I was able to personally get to know Stephen and i now consider him a really good friend... But i wanted to get to know him; as the photographer.
AJ: When did
you first start taking pictures?
started taking pictures
probably around the age of 6. My dad u
sed to take me with him to conferences and events he used
to photograph. I wou
ld help take the
pictures, and help sell them!
AJ: What was you
r first camera?
Stephen: My first camera was a Minolta
. I can’t even remember the model of it or
anything, all I knew was that it would
take pictures, zoom
, and flash. Dad taught me how to load the film
, and after that, I was off snapping pictures left and
right. I eventually wore that camera out.
AJ: What type of photos do you generally take? (Black & Whi
te; Action Shots)
Stephen: I have a wide variet
y of favorites, but mostly, I like to
take candid shots people, however,
I enjoy what is
probably the most challenging, "Posed" shots.
AJ: You say posed
shots are challenging? Why is that?
Stephen: Posed shots are probably the
hardest because you have a certain image in mind, and the key
is to make that image in your head a reality. That is never easier done
than thought! I
personally like Black and White shots, but also the Sepia shots too,
as it can give that “rustic” look to a photo and really bring out some
AJ: So why photography?
Stephen: My father is a
. Ever since I can remember in life, I have been around pictures, taking pictures,
sorting through pictures, building photo
packages, the whole 9 yards. From doing
Santa Claus pictures at the local Walmart
to shooting sports photography at the baseball/football
parks, it’s been something I’ve been around and pretty much doing my entire
life. Naturally, as I
got older and got my own
cameras, I found this to be a job I really truly
enjoy doing and never feel like I’m working at
all while I’m out
with a client doing a shoot.
AJ: Thanks for taking the time out to talk to me; but before we wrap
up..What’s something you would like to
shoot that you haven’t yet?
Stephen: I have a
couple things I want to shoot and have not been able to yet, but I have to say the one
thing I want to do is go to a concert and be able to shoot the performer. I love the and to be completely honest, if I could get a chance to take their pictures while up on
stage, that would almost be a dream
come true! But I’m not picky. I would do it for any musician just to do it!
If your interested in his work. Contact him!
Phone number: 404-510-9475
So i guess its safe to say that photography is much more than just taking pictures