Following on from last years successful ’24 Mobile Photographers Til Christmas’ series and to celebrate the forthcoming festive season and another year in the timeline of Mobiography I have decided to repeat the series and showcase the work, thoughts and insights of 24 talented mobile photographers. Each featured photographer has inspired and supported me in one way or another during the course of the past 2 years and I will be asking them to offer an insight into their photography, to reflect on their year gone by or plans for the coming year ahead.
Each day until Christmas Eve we will be featuring one photographer in a sort of online advent calendar so to speak.
Today’s featured photographer is Brandon Kidwell
My biggest takeaway about mobile photography this year is…
This past year has been an exciting year for me. It started out with a renewed inspiration in photography and flowed up by one of the greatest experiences I’ve had the pleasure to witness, the birth of our son. He’s our third child and has brought an youthful wonder to our entire family as he’s quite a bit younger that our other two. His birth has taught me to capture the moments, document the in between moments when he’s not just smiling for the camera. When the audience isn’t looking (except for Dad hiding with camera in hand) magical moments occur, some so small they are hardly recognizable. I have a photo of the first moment my son found his hand. This may not seem like a monumental event but each small stone forms a larger path and it’s these moments that make life grand.
This image isn’t of my son but a double exposure style image of me looking back, pondering the road I’ve chosen and who I chose to travel with. I couldn’t have dreamt of a better life and count my blessing every day. This is what gives photography meaning to me and what I have learned this past year.
I love beautiful landscapes, city scenes and buildings but the moments with loved ones are the ones I will always treasure. These moments I capture are usually not shared publicly but kept for our family to enjoy but the inspiration is the basis of my artistic vision.