Photographer David James aka Marlborough Lights conversation with James Butters from ai insights at Milk Crate Cafe Wellington City.JPG

Photography: Potent and Powerful

“I think people forget how potent and powerful getting your picture taken is. It’s a powerful medium. It can really fuck with people or it can really lift people up. As a photographer you have to be respectful of that. You have to respect your subject and the whole experience because it can be terrifying and fearful, and I think fear is just an egotistical entanglement. If you’re going to take photos of people you’ve got to be a people person. You’ve got to have sympathy. You’ve got to have empathy. You’ve got to have joy.”

Conversation with photographer David James, aka Marlborough Lights.