On location stripped back photography
Workplace, events, milestones, family, friends hobbies and passions.
It begins with a small snapshot found amongst my fathers photographs. Middlesbrough 1951, John Alistair Willmore, thats him on the right with blonde hair as a nervous 15 year old standing next to his new foreman on the first day of his apprenticeship to become a decorator. Throughout his life he became an extremely well respected craftsman amongst his peers and clients alike, specialising in hanging bespoke papers and hand finishes such as graining and marbling. He was very attached to this photograph.
After his passing, I spent some time looking at this image and I thought how many of us spend so much of our lives at work, or play following a passion or dream, without any physical record to remember it by? This is the inspiration for me to follow my passion and try to do the same for you.
So, let’s talk about your passion, what are you proud of, how do you want to be remembered?
Everyone has a camera in their pocket. Our lives are constantly recorded on social media. The photographic image is with us constantly recording every day of our lives. So what can Happenstance add to this?
Our aim is to produce an enduring image that tells your story. We want this image to become a good friend, be part of your family life and have meaning to everyone who see it. We will not deluge you with hundreds of images. We want to get to know who you are and take an image that you can live with for a long time, and one that you will be remembered by. We want this image to be truthful and relate to your surroundings and passions, not a studio backdrop. For that reason, we come to you, listen, and let happenstance take its course.