Digital Photographer Highlight: Karl Bratby
A few weeks ago I was introduced to the work of Nottingham wedding photographer Karl Bratby. There are a number of excellent wedding photographers out there and I love seeing their work because it brings me back to my own wedding and the joys that I felt. It’s the same with Karl’s.
Karl runs the blog iLifephotoblog which, in his own words is where he:
specializes in capturing relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments in time, oh and don’t forget the romance…. we do all this for some of the coolest brides and grooms on the planet.
[It] is an archive of my personal and professional life, it features images from the weddings i shoot, the portraits i photograph and the friends and family that mean so much to me.
It is easy to get bored with a certain photographic subject because it is so easy to feel like you’re seeing the same things over and over again. One of the things I noticed right off with iLife and Karl’s style is that he is able to really bring out the personality of the couple through the shots but he is able to combine all the elements of composition, lighting, texture, contrast, moment, and pose to tell a story that is unique to each couple with whom he works.
I am always impressed with photographers, of any type, who are able to make each shot more than just a photo, each expression and pose really say something, and weave into each image a sense of timelessness. And Karl does that very well.