Published in Docu Book Vol 4.
Best of Documentary & Street Photography
ISSN: 2814-9033
Digital publication (ebook)

Interview & Photographs: 

Lisa Buchanan

Tell about yourself a little bit… How did you become a photographer?

I say that my photography journey began 10 years ago when I picked up my first DLSR, though I loved taking photos even as a child using my cheap film camera and have dozens of old-school photo albums filled with captures of my life during the 80s, 90s and early 2000s.

My kids are my muse and I fell in love with documentary photography specifically when I began to realise that the images I was drawn to the most were not posed. They were the ones that captured them in action, that captured their real personalities and our real life as it was – the mess in the background and craziness of our day to day.

I have two cameras near me most of the time, and if not, my phone is always within reach. Not a day goes by without me capturing an image of ‘something’ as I believe there is interest in everyday moments that are worth holding on to.

What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as a photographer?

Take photos the way you want – not the way you think you ‘should’. And by this I mean…