“My focus is to capture the human spirit and emotion so that people can imagine themselves in these subject’s shoes as if they were there…and this was their reality.”
— Renée C. Byer
Documentary photography is a medium that I absolutely love! It captures people, a time and place in a way no other style does. Like photojournalism, documentary photography can intrigue the viewer to ask questions, have something unknown revealed to them or simply freeze a moment in time that will never be relived.
The ability to place yourself in a moment, to be present and available to a chance encounter is part of the excitement and allure of documentary photography. It’s an incredibly powerful tool to tell a story and one that will always be part of my work.