My name is Maxwell Swift,
I’m a photographer.

Cinema and music are the root of my photos. I pull inspiration from my favorite movies and directors. I love analyzing how each scene was composed, from the the camera angle, to the composition, to lighting… even the intentional placement of color schemes to give a certain feel to each scene.

My ultimate goal is to make the viewer of my photos feel something, or at least be curious about the character and the setting. I think every image should tell a story in some way, but at the same time, shouldn’t tell the whole story so blatantly. Leaving enough mystery for the viewer to place their own interpretation on the photo is very important to me. I think this is extremely challenging to do, and I think that’s important to all types of art.