Photography started off as a fun hobby for Tierre, an excuse to buy equipment and learn about what it was capable of doing. He started taking pictures as a curious kid, but he never fancied himself an ‘artist’. An Engineer by degree, he has always found interest in math, science and technology. As he quickly learned, photography was the perfect way to combine his interests into a new passion.
Beginning around 2003, Tierre began getting serious about taking pictures for other people and in 2005 decided to step into the wedding arena, working under other photographers in the area. He has always considered himself a sponge, trying to absorb everything he could so he could learn and get better at whatever he was doing. He applied this approach to his photography as well, looking at it as a technical problem to be solved, figuring out things as he went along and applying the techniques and tools he learned along the way.
It became apparent that this technical problem also came with some rewards… The joy and happiness that is captured during what can be the most exciting day of a person’s life. “From certain aspects, weddings are easy. People are the happiest they have ever been, and all I have to do is document that genuine passion and emotion on someone’s face”, says Tierre. That’s what this is for him, a way to capture and document genuine emotions, to see and anticipate what is unfolding in front of you but only lasts for a brief moment in time. Tierre believes anyone can take a picture, but what is it a picture of? Tierre’s images tell a story, whether it’s the love story of a wedding, the happiness a family feels together, the excitement of graduating, or just the joy someone felt on a bright sunny day and they wanted to document how good they felt. “If my image can invoke emotions in the person looking at the image, then I’ve done my job”.
Tierre remains a student of his craft. He gets inspired by studying other creatives and using that inspiration to take his craft to another level. He constantly pushes himself to do something better, learn new skills, and deliver a personal touch to his clients.