For almost 200 years, photography has come a long way since the first permanent images came out around 1826 in France. The revolutionary innovation which took large film cameras to handheld smartphones and mirrorless cameras has tremendously reduced an individual’s baggage. With the advancement of technology, modern photography has also upgraded.
With state-of-the-art lenses and other accessories, photos have become better and closer to reality. This is why, in big, special occasions, one cannot miss the opportunity of hiring a professional photographer to capture once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Highly sought-after photographer Sean Stanley takes photography up a notch.
A photographer from Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Sean began his professional career in photography back in 2015 while focusing on sports photography, specifically surfing and the surfers’ lifestyles. He traveled all over the world and took photos of professional surfers, which allowed him to understand the sport even further. He mastered the craft well, but he decided to shift his focus to other things, to broaden his life’s vocation. The year 2020 came, and Sean now focuses on capturing people and their moments.
Sean and Sean Stanley Photography have photographed not just ordinary people but also international celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, Tommy Chong, Risk Rock, Dilated Peoples, and many more. But his passion for photography is more than just the popularity of his clients. He captures moments and then creates stunning images out of them, whether or not you are some celebrity or a person who is about to get married. He said that photos are beautiful because of what message it sends, not which celebrity is in the photo.
His craft has gained traction from people on social media. With 12,800 followers on Instagram, his photos deserve the attention they receive. The images do not just candidly capture individuals in their daily pursuits, but also the raw emotions that the photos try to convey. In fact, with the ongoing protests all over the US talking about pressing issues, Sean has uploaded several photos that carry meaningful messages. Remarkably, the photos do not contain lengthy captions but have successfully sent telling messages to his followers and beyond. Sean believes that photography should not just contain only stills and images, but also unspoken messages that touch the heart of many individuals within his reach. That is why photos are more than just the people in it.
And even though he’s around professional athletes, music artists, and Hollywood celebrities that give him the confidence he needed, he remains steadfast on the ground. Sean works with clients regardless of their background and continuously learns from his daily experiences to improve his craft. In fact, he has compiled all his learnings and is currently working on a book to which he is excited to announce in the coming months. With this book under his authorship, he hopes for it to serve as an inspiring guide for aspiring photographers all over the world.