|Michael Perry Photography
I started shooting images at the age of 10, and started borrowing my dad's Yashicamat twin lens reflex. His slides from the South Pacific caught my eye, setting my early standard for composition and interest.
I eventually switched to 35mm, but still own that twin-lens camera, and use it occasionally. I shoot digital most of the time, but will use 35mm when I reach the limits of an image sensor, like shooting streaks of light, or with very high contrast subjects with a great amount of detail.
I get the question "how would you describe your style?" often, and that is difficult to define. I feel I am well-rounded as a people/places/things photographer, but my love is abstract interpretation, movement, and visual storylines. I really love photography.
I suppose we humans thrive on descriptions and titles, categories and cliches. I have always felt that the best photos are not staged, yet sometimes a good situation can be made better. The trick is to let people be people, and accept the inherent beauty in a found object. Make the most of what is before you, but don't rearrange life to suit your ulterior motives.
So if you love fine art and a straight-forward style, you are at the right place. Plenty of photographers have used the term "photojournalistic" at the beginning of their description. I actually had not heard of the term "photojournalist wedding" until a few years ago. But the style makes sense, and plenty of good photographers apply it to their craft.