Photography is both an art form and a tool. An art form in that it has the ability to capture moments, forever freezing time in a still frame. It can tell stories, whether of buzzing cityscape or of the life of an individual in the case of a powerful portrait. By the same token a photo becomes a tool in never forgetting the captured moment capable of telling a story that can captivate people. The sharing of an image is absolutely essential. A forgotten one on a hard drive brings very little to the world, but when shared, it can become of value to all who sees it. A photograph can be capable of so many things, that not sharing them would be a pity.
My name is Sebastian S. Telmer, and quite frankly, I'll be forever in love with photography.
I find it difficult to pinpoint a specific time or place where I consciously felt excited about photography. Since my dad has been a photographer for more than 30 years it has always been around me. I got to hold his camera, he'd show me his shots and tell me the stories and eventually I'd get to play around with the family camera. For a long time I never truly understood why my dad did what did. I found it cool and exciting, but I never understood the reason behind it. I have now learned that it is a matter of storytelling.
By the age of 14 I bought my first camera, and I have since then upgraded and sought out knowledge on my own.
We all have a drug that gives us a high. Some do actual drugs - don't do that - some eat too much, some exercise, some skydive and so on. I get my high when seeing a shot on the on-camera screen that I immediately know I can get something out of. There is this moment where I get like "this is the one".
Each shot has got its own story to it, and sharing that with people has become a passion of mine.
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All the best,