"A perfect image is a perfect moment, captured!" ... AR

About Alan Rogers

Around 37 years ago, in a Melbourne CBD street much like any other, I took a black and white photograph of an old homeless man who was sitting alone. When I later developed the image in my darkroom (no digital in those days), I realised I had frozen in time a period of a mans life, and it suddenly dawned on me the enormous power that a photograph can have to record life and to evoke emotion in the viewer, which in this case for me was one of sadness.

Still to this day when I look at the photo, I wonder what happened to that man, and what ever became of him. The photo won an award, and as a proud teenager it paved the way for my lifes journey into photography.

Today when I photograph at weddings, I am very much aware that as I click the shutter on my latest high-tech equipment, I am essentially still doing what I did all those years ago with my old 35mm SLR film camera. I am seizing and freezing moments that will live on forever. Images that when looked at in years to come will take the viewer right back in time to that very second.

Awarded Image - 'Homeless Man' (1978) Melbourne, Australia. (Not Alan)

Awarded Image - 'Homeless Man' (1978) Melbourne, Australia.
(Not Alan)

I am truly honoured to be accepted into the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), an International, membership-based organization representing professional photographers skilled in the documentation of weddings and events in a candid, unobtrusive style. WPJA members are some of the most talented wedding photojournalists in the world as judged by their technical, creative and visual aptitude.

When I'm not busy capturing weddings I am often out enjoying street photography. You can see some of my street work on Flickr.com @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanrogers_photographer or ViewBug @ https://www.viewbug.com/member/alanrogers