Through my eyes
Who Am I? How did I get here? Both are good questions and both made me stop and think about my past a bit. A little nostalgia time I’ll call it. Where I am right now is specializing in landscape photography, The Lyons Eye is a collection of landscape photography of the places that have captured my attention and have driven me to share what I have experienced and seen. It’s been a metamorphosis spanning many years but my story is rather simple. I had been a photographer for well over 6 years starting very young just shooting my own creative works most of which were landscapes all the while working from the age of 12 in a one hour photo lab. Years later I started working for a wedding videography company that also shared office space with a wedding photography company. It didn’t take me long to shift over to assisting them with their work. Cutting my teeth with them shooting weddings found me shooting weddings and portraits for my own clients quickly. Although I enjoyed my career I was not making enough to live on, I’m not sure how it came to be really but I had lost my way with the photography I was doing and ended up selling all of my camera gear to cover living expenses. It’s been many a year later when I rediscovered my love of photography through landscapes and viewscapes, the things I used to shoot years ago when I first picked up a camera at a young age. The first of which I had seen while in Las Vegas.
Whats Peter Lik got to do with it?
Walking through the shopping centres of Las Vegas’s casinos, my girlfriend and I noticed that practically each mall had a gallery in it from a photographer by the name of Peter Lik. My girlfriend was in awe with the images that were available for sale much as many people are with his work. His landscape photography is immensely large and intensely colourful. The images poke emotion and demanded viewing time as there was so much within them to explore. I was just as moved as she was although there was something inside me that at the time even my girlfriend did not know. I knew that I was capable of creating these kinds of images as well. The drive that had laid dormant in me for so many years had started to flicker again. It was time to pick up a camera again and scratch that itch.