Who is Sage Studios?
Before ever exploring a camera viewfinder, my notebooks all seemed to fall apart, spilling with doodles and questions of introspection. In college, that same self-reflection led me to philosophy, but philo never satiated my desire to create. Falling into photography, a few years later, wasn't intentional, but shooting gave me purpose.
I'm really grateful for all the people who encouraged me to pursue a career in art. Early on, I thought that would mean abandoning my philosophy roots. As my technical ability began to approach proficiency, I seemed to like my images less and less. Around this time I realized that improving as a photographer, beyond f-stops, ISO's, and shutter speeds, meant being able to better communicate emotions and memories, things that aren't so easily transcribed into photographs. Things that might be second nature to a philosophy student though.
I believe in telling stories. Anyone can pose a stunning couple in front of a manicured background and get a glamorous image. We'll take those shots too. We'll knock them out of the park. But I live to capture quick-glanced micro-expressions and visual whispers: things that might give insight into a moment that is already a fleeting memory. That's the reason I do this whole thing. Photojournalism is a beautiful art; it's where I found the intersection of photography and philosophy.