I’m excited to kick off a four week series of guest photographers here at The Carey Adventures Photo Of The Day!
This week’s guest photographer is Manuel Guerzoni. Manuel is a French photographer living in San Francisco who enjoys capturing genuine, simple moments of life. As he states, "Everyone notices and remembers extraordinary things, as a result, I see more value in photographing the ordinary." He hosts a blog called San Francisco Daily Photography and the photography on that site is what caught my eye. You can follow him via RSS feed, Facebook or Twitter. Not only is it daily blog, it’s of daily life in the world around him. So it’ll be a bit of a break from the normal travel photos seen here and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I asked Manuel a few questions as a means of introduction to Photo Of The Day’s readers.
1. Explain a bit about who you are and the type of photography that interests you most.
I’m a French photographer residing in San Francisco. I like capturing genuine, simple moments of life. I do not like the extraordinary. Everyone notices and remembers extraordinary things, as a result, I see more value in photographing the ordinary.
My work has generated enough interest for it to be regularly exhibited in galleries and museums across the USA. I’ve been running a photoblog dedicated to San Francisco for the past three years called San Francisco Daily Photography which is a daily outlet for my photography. My portfolio is available at www.manuelguerzoni.com.
2. If you could have a paid trip for 4 weeks anywhere in the world just to photograph and report back, where would it be?
3. Name two of your photography inspirations.
Subjects: I’m inspired by strangers, they fascinate me, I want to know everything about them.
Photographers: if I have to name only one, I have no other choice than naming Henri Cartier-Bresson.
4. What do you hope to convey to others through your photography?
The message I’m hoping to convey is the following: learn to appreciate the simple moments of life around you. They are the most valuable moments because you can’t fabricate them or reproduce them.
Now sit back and enjoy a solid seven days of Manuel’s Photos Of The Day!