Author: Andrei Duman

Capturing the extreme detail of small bugs

Phase One sat down with Andrei Duman to find out about his inspiration, equipment and workflow for his recent project capturing the insect world. Why bugs? The insect world has always fascinated me. Growing up in communist Romania, my access to any magazines or articles that would explore some species in some far off land was limited. I wanted to know more about them, wanted to study them, and the more I researched, the more incredible they became to me. Another reason I was drawn to this micro world was because most people were scared of these creepy crawlers that have been villainized by books and movies, but I felt there was so much more to them. It is therefore no surprise that for many years I envisioned the concept of doing a photography project where I could capture the bug world in the most incredible detail. Because high quality photography of insects was limited, I wanted to showcase the specimens and show off how truly unique they all were. By seeing the claws of …

Andrei Duman explores extreme environments with medium format and the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP

Andrei Duman explores extreme environments with medium format

This week, Phase One photographer, Andrei Duman, takes over our Instagram feed. Andrei is an award winning Los Angeles based photographer with a huge thirst for travel, having already visited over 80 countries. He takes his Phase One XF IQ3 100MP to unique locations all over the world, including some of the harshest environments possible. Current planned trips include Bora Bora, the Grand Tetons, South Africa, Romania, JapanCa and Namibia. Below we share some of his takeover and the stories behind the captures. Power Lines (See featured image at the top of this post.) “One of my favorite types of photography is aerial and one of my favorite subjects to capture while being airborne are salt flats. I love the freedom that aerial photography provides, as your subjects and compositions are constantly changing. By a quick switch of your lens mid flight, your focus changes from a panoramic view to an abstract focus, where one can get into the details and create an almost alien-looking environment. I adore the variety and sometimes converging colors of …