When i first came to find photography as my creative outlet, my friends and family were my first subjects as they were close at hand and patient for me to practice on to improve my skill. Over the years it has been these candid photographs that have turned out to be my favourites and shifted my efforts into documenting the people around me with more passion.
My memory is quite fallible and i am not one that can recall the small details from years ago. Looking at a photograph is an amazing prompt for snapping your mind to a time and a place, putting all your concentration into the split second that the photograph was taken and seeing more than when you actually lived it.
I think photographs are very powerful, especially when you can hold a printed photograph in front of you or have a collection displayed on the fridge or wall.
A joyful photograph of a loved one that passed away can bring up every emotion. I guess I am sentimental about that sort of thing and just have a drive to not miss out on any of those moments so that i can pass my photographs as a legacy for my family to enjoy.
About Michael Jolliffe
Concentrating on black and white photography, Michael documents his family and friends as well as the landscape that surrounds him. Panoramic and underwater, Michael has a passion to explore different formats and perspectives in the documentation of his family.