The pre-production phase of my project is where all the planning takes place before the camera rolls. Whether its measured in minutes, hours or days, my planning phase sets the overall vision of my project.
Our sense of sight guides our life. We touch, taste, listen and even feel with our eyes. Our entire economy and statecraft are dependent on it. Which business brand does not depend on our sense of sight? Which politician is not cued on optics?
“You are a naughty man!” responded an amused, flirtatious and nude Simone de Beauvoir to Art Shay, who had sneaked from behind the open door and shot a whole strip of her nudes, while she groomed herself in the bathroom.
What is a romantic photographer? The romantic photographer is a visual alchemist, an organic perceiver. Someone, who projects his inner being: emotions and experiences outward, through the lens, in search of resonance and congruence in his subject matter
Alfred Stieglitz was a revolutionary who, at some point, got the society of his time to change the perception of photography to make it what it is today. Alfred Stieglitz was born on January 1, 1864, in Hoboken, New Jersey State.
The Americans is the greatest work of Robert Frank is an undeniable fact, not only it became one of the most influential books in the photography history, but it reinvents completely the way you look and tackle any photographic project building the pillars of the new documentary photography.
That day there were some big clouds moving fast. When I understood that one of them was going to cover the sun, I hurried to put the model in position and tidying up the props around her. After that I ran to get ready to shoot.
The only postproduction on the photo is a little boost in the contrast and vibrancy. The effect with the mirror is 100% captured in-camera, by holding an actual mirror, experimenting with different angles, and waiting for the correct lighting.
In addition to what I regularly take – the Lowepro bag, Newswear bag, which I finds very comfortable and appropriate for some days, My Canon camera , all variety of lenses- Canon 24 F2.8, Canon 16-35 f 2.8, Canon 24-105 F4, and Canon 50 f1.8.
What I bring with me during my trips depends a lot on the destination and on the kind of project I have in mind, and has also changed with the times since I did a lot of experimentation until I found out “my way”.
This shot is one of a series. There are seven photos in this series, so for doing this kind of work in a series, I need to prepare carefully. I had the idea or theme first, then I tried to find a well-fitting location.
I used a still-life table, a Fatif studio stand with an Hasselblad 500CM on it, and a Leaf Mamiya digital back. Hasselblad 120 macro lens. The light came from Profoto Strobo Flashes. The image was edited with Photoshop CS6
In photography, I always work on an idea, usually related to the human being. I read a lot on the topic to keep myself informed. I want the final image to be a visual poem, beautiful but disturbing at the same time.
It’s very funny story. I was on Christmas/New Year’s Eve vacations with my husband. We arrived to Berlin Sofitel Hotel like every year this period. We woke up after first night and there was a fantastic light of morning sun after the night snowing.
I wanted to include a series of portraits showing the wrestlers after the match with all the marks left and blood due to injuries during the match. This particular picture was taken when on tour at the Arena in Queretaro. In the picture is Mexican wrestler Sharlie Rockstar.
Actually I don’t have any special Camera Bag. As a street and documentary photographer I prefer to travel anonymously, not wanting to be recognized as a photographer. As a general rule, I drift along on the streets; things don’t come to me at a hectic pace or in a rush
My approach for carrying my photography gear while traveling the globe is based on versatility. During transportation in flights or on the way to the places I am based, I carry a lot of stuff that I don’t carry while I am out there photographing.
I’m actually shopping around for a new bag now, with the amount of travel I do they really don’t have a long life. I would say a essential feature is be able to hold my computer comfortably and something that sits well on my back for long days.
The photographic equipment I take with me in my bag varies a lot depending on the journey I decide to embark on and the type of photography I decide to do; for example, if I decide to do street photography only, the equipment I bring is the following
The essential tools for my work is of course photography gear with an emergency cleaning kit. Although arguable, in my case the lens choice strictly depends on which session, or travel, I have planned.
In my camera bag I carry my two Canon cameras, a 5D Mark III and a 7D. I carry a number of lenses, including a 24-105, a 28-70, a 70-200, a 16-35, and sometimes a 150-600, depending on what I’m going to be shooting.
Too much but most of the time the following! Nikon D810, Nikon D750, AFS Nikkor 70-200 1:2.8GII ED, AFS Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G ED, AFS Nikkor 50mm f1.4G Serial, AFS Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8G ED, AFS Nikkor 85mm f1.4G.
In my camera bag I have really only the basics. I am not much for any conveniences. Two Nikon cameras, two short lenses (35 mm, 18-55 mm – mostly use 24 mm) and a zoom lens (300mm), which basically I do not use, but I take it with me on the road
Normally I travel with two camera bodies, a Canon 7D and an old Canon 30D, two machines to read but very reliable, even under extreme conditions. I carry tree objectives: a 10-22 1: 3.5 – 4.5 which is the one I prefer, a 17-55 1: 2.8 which is good for all situations and a 70-200 1: 4 in the case of subjects distant.
I use a Lowepro medium format bag, which at times isn’t large enough, but otherwise, I’m very happy with it. The bag has to be strong, reasonably comfortable to carry, and has to allow for quick access to everything.
I usually bring two camera houses, and most often it’s the Canon EOS 1DX and the Sony Alpha 7Rii. I fell that these two cameras supplement each other very well. The first is very fast, easy to maneuver, great at low-light conditions and is strong and weather proof.
In photography, I’m working with two different tools, so let’s say I’ve two camera bags. In the first one, you can find an entry level reflex, which is a Nikon D5000 with two lenses (a 18-105 mm and a 50mm 1.8) and a Manfrotto Tripod