“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” Karl Lagerfeld
That’s exactly what Barbadian Kyle Skeete loves about photography: the ability to visually capture fleeting moments in time. Having a deep love for taking photos from an early age when film cameras were the craze, Kyle spent lots of time taking interesting photos that often left his neighbours wondering; while he learnt more about this hobby.
As Kyle grew older he was able to upgrade his equipment to keep up with his growing skills purchasing his first digital camera (Canon), moving onto a Panasonic before biting the bullet with his current camera, a DLSR which he purchased in 2013.
He is forever buying camera equipment these days and has accumulated many pieces. This results in his living room often transforming to a photographer’s studio for extended periods while he practises, much to the dismay of his family. As a photographer, the perfectionist in Kyle in his element producing stunning photos as Kyle ensures that his albums showcase the best he has to offer which naturally keeps improving with each album.
Kyle’s decision to take the next step to hone his skills saw him venturing to the middle of the island to attend Joe Brooks’ courses Light Lab 1 and Pro Lighting where he gained tremendous knowledge in various techniques.
Already, Kyle’s portfolio is very diverse including events such as birthday parties, baby showers, school tours, choir performances, weddings, anniversary shoots, business presentations (Massy Ltd) and workouts (Wukup workout). He enjoys capturing scenery mostly of his native St Lucy, however, he also travels around the island, camera in tow, capturing different aspects of the Barbadian landscape.
Often, Kyle encounters people who say they do not like taking photos as they think they do not take great photos. These kinds of people delight him as he makes it a personal challenge to ensure that they are happy when they see the photos. Their joyful reactions become extra special moments in time that Kyle someday hopes to capture with his trusty camera.
- Written by Tamika Graham
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