Month: February 2014

The Rig: Alex Coghe

I am an Italian photojournalist currently based in Mexico City, where I live almost 4 years with my wife. My professional activity ranges from editorial photography to events, including fashion and erotic photography. My work already includes many books published, prestigious collaborations and important exhibitions (USA, Italia, Spain).

After Dark X-Pro 1

Dark corridors, blazing lights, movement everywhere, boudoir dancers, and cocktails are all the characteristics of a night club. All the while I’m moving around unnoticed, scanning, pressing the shutter, and it just hit me the OVF is king.   captured with the Fuji X-Pro 1 & XF 35mm 1.4R   [ngg_images gallery_ids=”6″ number_of_columns=”2″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_pro_thumbnail_grid”]

X Series 04 | 2014

Time flies by. I can’t believe we’re already in mid February with Valentine’s around the corner. This year I’m putting on the apron and I’m cooking an early dinner for us [readers of this blog will surely know Isabel by now]. What to cook? I really don’t know but I’mm thinking churasco which is skirt steak alongside some kind of potato puree but I’m not sure. To be honest, I feel like going lite as we’re heading out to a lounge near our apartment to listen to jazz and have some cocktails. I smell a Valentine’s photo essay coming soon. Cheers.   captured with the Fuji X100 LE   [ngg_images gallery_ids=”5″ number_of_columns=”2″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_pro_thumbnail_grid”]

The Rig: Robert-Paul Jansen

My name is Robert-Paul Jansen, and I am a real-estate developer from the Netherlands. But I’m also a photographer, husband and father of two sons (8 and 10) and a baby to be born in the beginning of 2014. In photography I make money selling my work through Stocksy (a stock photography co-operative owned and operated by artists), selling prints and through commissions (architecture).

Behind the Shadow of Wisdom

  I told myself this year would be different.  I would be more proactive with my photography and redesign my own path. Is that even possible? Are we so entrenched on gear to have missed the most important aspect of what photography is all about. I think so. Lots of thinking to do but in the mean time I’ll dedicate this picture  to my newly “inspired eye.”   captured with the Fuji X100 LE

Portraits and Lens Distortion

With the recent release of the Fuji 56mm 1.2 and other native XF mount lens like the Rokinon 85mm 1.4 I must say that portraits have been on my mind quite a bit. I’m still debating how much I would actually use a lens in the following focal lengths ie. anything from an effective focal length of 85mm to 150mm. To be honest, I don’t think I would be using quite often but more specific projects.  With that said, I’m actively looking for a legacy lens somewhere in the aforementioned effective focal lengths that will serve as a pinch hitter in my kit when I seek that focal lengths. Take the jump and check out how the various focal lengths affect portraits and how the lens distortion is quite varied as well.

The Rig: Kale Friesen

My name is Kale Friesen and I am a professional fashion and beauty photographer. I was born in Saskatchewan in 1981, moved to Vancouver, BC in 2006, then Paris, France from 2006 to 2009, then back to Vancouver where I currently reside, but my wife and I are in the process of making a move to New York City in the fall of 2014.