Month: June 2017

Landscape and sports photographer, Michael Blann shooting with the IQ2 50MP Digital Back

Tour de Landscape: Michael Blann’s Cycling Photography

Michael Blann is one of those rare people who united his two great passions and created something wonderful. His love for cycling and landscape photography came together, and out of this emerged beautiful works of art depicting athletic endeavors in gorgeous locations from high above. Michael Blann spoke with Phase One about his journey from Tour de France dreamer to capturing the dream in photographs. The course of Michael Blann’s career “I grew up cycling (when it was unfashionable), watching the Tour de France and I even raced seriously in Australia when I was 19-20 years old. I wanted to turn pro but it didn’t quite happen. It took another 25 years before I connected my two passions, cycling and photography together when I started a personal project on the famous cycling climbs. This eventually evolved into a 3-year project and a coffee table book Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs. Like many personal projects, it’s not always clear why you start them, but this becomes apparent over the course of the project. There was certainly a …

PLUME - Art Collective, Ernest Otoo and Andy Pilsbury capturing ink in water with Phase One IQ3 50MP Digital Back

Fine art photography: Mesmerising ink in water

Experience the Instagram takeover showcasing the mesmerizing behavior of ink in water; the perfect example of the stunning results capable with the IQ3 50MP Digital Back. “Collective Growth” is the new body of work from the duo at PLUME – Art Collective, Ernest Otoo and Andy Pilsbury. The resulting quality, sharpness, and abstract nature of the medium means even micro-compositions can be found within the full-scale image. “We used the Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm, which provided us with exceptional clarity and edge to edge sharpness. Part of the quality of our work lies in the clarity of the content. Being able to see details up close on our large scales prints is a real selling point for us.” – Andy Pilsbury See more on our Instagram profile here.  Explore the products mentioned in this story: