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the 'Deutsche Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg' (DDK, the German Documentation Centre for Art History – Marburg Picture Library) is one of the world's largest image archives. Phase One's XF Camera System is playing a crucial strategic role in the documentation and digitalization of their works, which are important pieces of art history.

Preserving Art History

As the home to around 1.7 million pictures, the ‘Deutsche Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg’ (DDK, the German Documentation Centre for Art History – Marburg Picture Library) is one of the world’s largest image archives. Phase One’s XF Camera System is playing a crucial strategic role in the documentation and digitalization of their works, which are important pieces of art history. 100% quality In June 2016, in the gallery building at the Herrenhausen Palace complex in Hanover with Thomas Scheidt, manager of DDK, and one of his colleague is on site with an Alpa 12 max camera, Rodenstock lens, and a Phase One IQ3 Digital Back. Their task is to photograph the gallery’s ballroom and capture all of the intricate ceiling decorations and elaborate wall frescoes of this space, which was designed and decorated by Venetian architect and court painter Tommaso Giusti at the end of the 17th century. The images are going to form part of a research project that will document baroque ceilings and wall paintings in Germany in their respective architectural …

Iden Ford on growing as a photographer

Based in Toronto, Iden Ford specializes in still and promotional gallery photography for the film and television industry. Some of his other projects include portrait and dance photography. His work is often featured in promotional artwork and advertisements plus feature reviews for CBS television, Entertainment Weekly, and The Washington Post to name a few. We asked him to share his story on how he got started with photography to where he is today. The start of a successful career “I started out in 2003. It took a fair amount of time to get into the film and TV union, which was my goal. I worked shooting for a theatre in Toronto called the Young People’s Theatre where I photographed posters with the cast for the individual shows as well as the dress rehearsals. It was rather thrilling to see my name in the Toronto Star accompanying a review of the show that I had shot. I’m primarily a portrait photographer in a general sense. While I have a small portrait studio for headshots, most of …

Fashion photographer, Giampaolo Sgura shooting with the XF Camera System and the Schneider Kreuznach 120mm lens

Fashion photography with Giampaolo Sgura

Fashion photographer, Giampaolo Sgura shoots for big names in the fashion world, including Vogue and GQ magazine. But it wasn’t always so. Coming from an agricultural background, he studied architecture, although he always knew that his heart was in fashion. We talk to him about how he made the leap into the fashion world and what inspires him. Driven by origins “I’ve learned a lot from my father, whose background is in agriculture. It’s in the way I work with people, the way I relate to them, my way of respecting everybody on set. I feel lucky to have such a great job. My father was always smiling even when his machines were stuck or broken. He’d be happy to fix it and make sure he was not losing days of work in his field and come back home to us proud of his day at work. Coming from this background you appreciate life, sun and respect.” From architecture to fashion “I studied architecture in Milan and Berlin but during those five years I have …