"Photographs turn the present into past, make contingency into destiny. Whatever their degree of “realism,” all photographs embody a “romantic” relation to reality.
"I am thinking of how the poet Novalis defined Romanticism: to make the familiar appear strange, the marvelous appear commonplace. The camera’s uncanny mechanical replication of persons and events performs a kind of magic, both creating and de-creating what is photographed. To take pictures is, simultaneously, to confer value and to render banal."
- Susan Sontag
S.D. Ayres Photography is based out of Reston, VA and services clients in the Washington, DC area. His corporate headshots and portraits are designed to fit brand messaging about an individual or company.