Reportage Photographic Style

The Jinxtapose Photography Definition of Reportage Style Photography


Capturing the Moment

Reportage is a technique of documentary film or photo journalism that tells a story entirely through pictures. Reportage is sometimes called “photo journalism” and sometimes “documentary photography”.


When you are looking for a photographer and you are imagining the pictures you will receive you aren’t hoping for photos that will remind you of the photographer telling you to smile, turn to the left or look up. Instead hope that your photographs will remind you of your special event, the things that happened, the things that were said, and the feelings of the day.


And my aim when I record an event is to do just that – help you to remember the day.


I will not disrupt the running of the event to take photographs and will take a lot of photographs discretely – but I will also interact with your guests to make them more comfortable so that although I can photographically be emotionally involved in the day, people will feel comfortable enough about my presence to not grimace or freeze for the photographs.


In this way the results will be a natural and beautiful record of your special day.