"I never really considered myself an artist, I just capture the things in this world that I find beautiful. Many of those things happen to be the little bits that most people would assume pass unnoticed. But those little inside jokes and winks that are passed are so important to me. Those pure moments where you don’t think anyone is watching or you just don’t care. That’s the emotion I love to capture in my wedding images. That’s part of why I shoot film; it just keeps you honest. It also just carries a magic with it that I can’t articulate. There is just something special about capturing an image on a physical medium, even more so when I develop my own and see the scans show up on the screen for the first time. I always strive to deliver an unforgettable experience to my clients, both wedding and commercial alike."
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I FIRST KNEW ABOUT KYLE THROUGH HIS WRITING, AND THEN DISCOVERED HIS PHOTOGRAPHY. It's funny because it was an article about how he's not a writer. There's this great piece he wrote for Fstoppers about hiring a copywriter for his website and how critical of an investment it was. It wasn't just that I agreed with him, there was also a transparency to his words that struck me. It wasn't just about bringing someone in to help, it was about letting go. There's a lot of power in owning what you can't do to fully be present in your work. And that's what I get most from Kyle S. Ford. I reached out to him immediately after reading the article. He got back to me right away. This is presence.
From capturing shots on top of a sweeping mesa, to an intimate portrait session in the closed confines of someone's home, there is the vibrant thread of subtle, human detail that runs through all of Kyle's work. There is a familiarity with his photographs that draws you in. His work lies in connecting and feels more like a conversation. Ford blends together fine art with rugged imperfection, which makes for a broader and more compelling story in his images and stories — stories that moves with you, always present.