Who is Sage Studios?

 In case you were wondering what my shirt says: "BYE, Felicia." My wife's name is Felicia.  She's probably not as amused as you and I are.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In case you were wondering what my shirt says: "BYE, Felicia." My wife's name is Felicia.  She's probably not as amused as you and I are.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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.

 
 
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