Friday, May 12, 2006

My Mimimalist Photography

I have always tried to approach my work with a minimalist idea in regards to my work, when I go out making pictures with my 4 x 5 view camera, I usually only pack two lenses, a medium wide angle and a short telephoto, its not that I would not find more lenses useful its just that I do not want to be distracted by the burden of having too much equipment, I want to be able to focus on the subject and let it "talk" to me and not be distracted by having to figure out which lens to use in order to interpret the scene before me.

2 comments:

Adeline said...

Nice Blog :)

thoughtdujour said...

I agree with your thoughts on going as light-weight as possible. Since I know I have but ONE lens on the camera body, it does not even enter my mind as to whether I have the best lens for the project.

If I want to make the photo, I HAVE to make it with what I HAVE.

This allows me to concentrate on making the photograph.