12 Mar Video: The reasons why Terry Fouche loves photography are inspiring and relatable
Source: DP Review
As part of his video series, ‘We’re the People,’ filmmaker Myles Matsuno highlights different people, their stories and their passions. One of Matsuno’s subjects is photographer Terry Fouche. In the video below, Fouche explains why he loves photography, and much of what he says is very relatable.
In the video, Fouche says he first started photography by playing with his grandfather’s camera as a kid. Fouche was never skilled with drawing or painting, but he wanted to have a creative outlet, so photography was a natural choice. ‘I began to realize that if you looked up, you can see things,’ Fouche says. ‘If you looked down, you can see things. Backward. In front of you. Sideways. Most often, we just walk in one direction, and that’s all we look at.’
Fouche says he has always wanted to capture something in a way others can enjoy. ‘Capturing a single frame in a moment, I love to do,’ Fouche says. He looks for gestures in a photo. When he photographs people, Fouche looks for ‘that little moment,’ the moments that make a photograph interesting.
Photography is a powerful tool, and Fouche uses it to connect with people. Fouche says in the video above, “A day will come when maybe I can’t pick up a camera anymore. And when that day comes, and people look at what I left behind, I want them to say, ‘This person loved people. This person respected people. This person honored people, and
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