A picture is worth 1,000 words, but are they the most important 'words?'
Let's work together to combine images, video and words to preserve your most important moments.
I want to tell stories using photos, videos and words.
There's more to a moment than meets the eye.
My story-speak has always been photography.
But as I've moved to video and studied storytelling, I've realized the image is a one-dimensional representation of the moments whose meaning is defined by the beholder.
Photographs can only say what we see, remember and feel about the moments they represent.
Photographs are placeholders for the memories we hold dear.
To tell a lasting, more truthful story, go beyond the photograph.
Let me help you capture what this moment means - not just what it looks like.
What I do
The photograph is the decisive moment of any event. Timing, tools, technique and experience play critical roles in capturing the most important moments.
Video & Audio
Video and audio take the complexity of capturing a moment to the next level. Audio is often overlooked as a critical component of telling any story.
Words matter. The right words matter even more. I love interviewing people and capturing who they are as much as I love capturing what they look like.
Stories matter. But images, videos and words are a jumbled mess unless you assemble them in an interesting and compelling order.
INTERVIEWS CAN BE FUN
"I was touched that I was able to tell my story in this fashion. I'm a writer, so I tell my story a lot with the written word, but I don't often do this kind of interfacing, and I usually feel awkward when I do. But not this time. It's been really cool.
During the interview, you asked me some questions nobody's ever asked me, and that I really had to think about. I learned some things about myself through this process, so that's really amazing.
If you learn something new about yourself at 44, that's cool.
Allison Gruber, Teacher, Writer
Sean Openshaw is a Flagstaff Photographer.
Sean Openshaw Photography specializes in event photography, portrait photography, sports photography and commercial photography in northern Arizona. Beyond that, Sean Openshaw wants to capture more than what a moment looks like; he wants to capture what a moment means. Sean Openshawa Photography does that through photography, videography and writing.
Sean has been a professional photographer and storyteller for more than 35 years and is committed to capturing moments that matter through photography, cinematography and writing.
Contact Sean Openshaw for all of your photography and storytelling needs.