more and more often i receive e-mails asking explanations on the purely photographic and technical aspects of my work , topics i seldom write about.
and this happens because I really wouldn’t know what to write.
my way of working is extremely simple, and even the equipment i carry roud is simple.
in my bag there are two canon eos 1 ds mark 2.
in my opinion it is absolutely the best camera for those wanting to do photography at a professional level.
(they don’t pay me a cent, not even free cameras from canon, they just treat me fairly well, and not even in italy, so these comments like all others are sincere and totally indipendent…)
medium format are better, but they are slow and complex. sometimes i use them , but very seldom.
anyhow, here i brought my canons and three normal lenses, 50 mm. 99 per cent of the time i use infact only this lens. while shooting here in malaysia always only the 50 mm.
i shoot using absolutely nothing, nor panels, nor polystyrene, nor reflexion of any kind.
i shoot in jpg, i find that this way is much easier and fast to manage the files.
i find the differences between jpg e raw all unuseful rubbish, for me there is no difference, and if there is is not detected once printed on the page of a paper.
I download everything on my MAC. that is obviously the computer to manage and elaborate the pictures.
that’s it. nothing else.
this is why i don’t know what to say when someone asks me about this topic, i have nothing to say!
i said it already many times, now someone will say that i repeat myself and i say the same things over and over, bt this is really worth repeating: symplicity is the most important item. ideas count, motion counts, stories count, all the rest is nihil.
technique must be learned like you have to learn grammar if you want to write; but must be immediately forgotten, must be hidden, you have to allow only one thing to talk , your emotions.
in the small picture here above the assistant thatis here with me garrot, a south african, while working at the benedusi stationing…