Old advertisements for Pentax cameras used to contain the line, “You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” I think that idea sums up my philosophy of photography as well as anything can.
I have been artistically inclined since I was a child. Growing up, I always took art classes. I also loved music and drama (and still do), but photography was what I was most drawn to. I got my first camera when I was teenager and I haven’t been able to put one down since. I am completely self-taught. To me, there is nothing that captures history and emotion like photography. You know what they say: “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
I use Canon professional cameras and flashes, but I really love finding and using natural light whenever possible. I also like using alternative light sources. To me, photography is painting with light. I feel blessed to have the beautiful state of Mississippi, with its scenic backdrops and beautiful natural landscapes, as a canvas.
I started Mitch C Davis Photography in 2012 in Jackson, Mississippi. It is my goal and dream not just to photograph people, but to have my photographs of them tell the stories of their lives. I strive to capture moments that people can cherish for a lifetime. Moments as such as a grandmother seeing her grandchildren for the first time, or the tenderness of a mother’s hands holding her newborn, are the kind of moments that define people’s lives. Such moments should be revered, remembered, and preserved. That is my passion.
I love photography and the emotion it encompasses! I would be honored to capture that emotion and turn it into artwork and heirlooms for your family.