I ask myself this a lot. What is my "why"? My interest started as a child when my mother took me to the cinema once per week. The late '80s (mostly '89) were a golden age for what are now classic movies because they told amazing stories. While I never ended up in the narrative world, I found myself immersed in a more rich and varied universe... that of documentary storytelling. How is it richer? Because truth is stranger than fiction, and for every person on this planet is a unique story; from the jungles of Vanuatu, to my own garage (where my wife runs a reptile sanctuary). The world is a veritable goldmine of stories to be told, and capturing and sharing them is something I enjoy!
New Hampshire, United States
I take great joy in sharing my finished project with others and watching their reactions (hopefully positive). It's like Christmas!
Some of my best work and greatest experiences have been while "on the job," traveling the world meeting different people and cultures.
Capturing the moment
Documentary filmmaking is about being highly aware of your surrounding, so you can capture that moment/image which speaks louder than words.