All posts tagged: IQ3 100MP Trichromatic

Body language and rich texture blend in Dayron Vera’s dramatic portraits

Dayron Vera is a Cuban fine art photographer based in Barcelona. He is also a professional ballet dancer, having worked as Principal Dancer in the National Ballet of Cuba and moved to Spain to join Angel Corella’s dance company. In fact, he started as a photographer by taking pictures of his dance colleagues backstage, where he became fascinated by the idea of capturing their movement and body language in an artistic way.   When I stopped working as a dancer around 5 years ago, I wanted to find another way to express myself. Photography came to me by chance and I clung to it as my new medium to create art and build a passion. One of the elements I brought from my dancing career into photography is the driver for making art: anything I create needs to come from somewhere inside of me. No matter if a project is personal or commissioned, it has to feel real, it has to feel human. “The Queen” editorial for Lucy’s Magazine inspired by Queen Elizabeth I, created …

Extraordinary moments: How photography saved my life

Stefano Gardel is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Lugano, Switzerland. His aesthetic is built on gloomy atmospheres and almost surreal cityscapes that give an out-of-world dimension to ordinary spaces. Photography means the world to him. It’s the thing that came to rescue him from the darkest period of his life and offered him a new creative outlet, a new career, and a cure.   I first played with a photo camera one summer 15 years ago. I remember experimenting with long exposures and night photography, having a lot of fun and, for a brief moment, even thinking about becoming a photographer. But then I went on with my profession as a chiropractor. Fast forward to 3 years ago when I was at my lowest point, after my health had been getting worse for the past 6 years. I had Lyme disease without knowing it, my body was in a lot of pain, my brain was foggy, I couldn’t eat or drink almost anything, I could barely do my job. I was getting depressed …

Medium format and wedding photography: a love story

Capture One ambassadors Victor and Ronja, known as Muse & Mirror, shoot wedding photography like no other. They specialize in after-wedding portraits, a growing trend in the wedding photography genre. More and more marrying couples are asking for high quality and an artistic touch to their wedding portraits. That’s where medium format comes in.   With their “dark romance”, surrealist style, Muse & Mirror’s photography showcases the extraordinary potential of medium format in shooting wedding portraits. What they achieve with their creative use of dynamic range, dramatic light, color and detail depth is a testament to the unparalleled capabilities of this format. So when Victor and Ronja visited London to shoot a personal project with the Phase One camera system, we knew we were in for a very special treat. Below they share their vision, their work process, and their experience shooting with Phase One.   Hi, we are Victor and Ronja, a couple of wedding photographers. We became photographers because it was the best medium for self-expression we found while facing the variety of challenges …

The unique challenge of creating an artistic series to launch the VW Arteon

Douglas Sonders – Volkswagen USA reached out to me with an incredible opportunity. They offered to send me one of the first VW Arteons in the United States, which is their newest flagship sedan, and asked me to create an art series around it. The goal was to create around 8 final images, print them out on giant 8 foot long archival paper, and present them during a museum show for the Arteon’s public debut in the United States. The project was a unique challenge for a few reasons. One, they gave me nearly complete creative freedom on what I would create (as long as it included the car). This essentially never happens. Second, they wanted the images to be unique and not look like a normal car catalog ad campaign. Third, I had never printed my images out this large before (other than billboards). The viewers would be within inches of the giant prints in a museum environment, so quality and color reproduction were going to be incredibly crucial. When coming up with the concept …

Figments – A visual story of one room through time and residents

Phase One asked Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk to tell us the story behind her series titled Figments. Read her story below. The Figments project is a project that was on my wish list for a long time. It’s a story about one room through different time periods and with different residents. For this project, I started building a set in my studio based around a room with a window – inspired by the window Vermeer used in his paintings. Because I was financing everything myself, the set was completed with the help of a fellow photographer to keep the costs low. The pressure was tremendous due to the short amount of time I had to capture it all (3 days!), but there was a lot of fun on set. Figments is split into 3 chapters- Figments Aurum, Figments Alba and Figments Nigrum. Figments Aurum For the first chapter, the residents live in the present, and are a family with a little blonde girl who loves art, and is always in thought. I wanted to capture a daydream from …

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 …

We spoke with photographer, Ausra Babiedaite to get an insider’s perspective on capturing natual colors with the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back.

The beauty of skin tones, captured in pure color

We spoke with photographer Ausra Babiedaite to get an insider’s perspective on capturing natural colors with the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back. Capturing natural colors “I loved the concept itself. To photograph models with different skin tones and to use the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back that is capable of replicating colors as close as the human eye sees it. The beauty of different skin tones, captured in pure color. Together with Stylist Lotte Sindahl, we decided on a very neutral styling for this shoot. Various beige color nuances dominate the clothing choices together with some warmth of the color brown and some of the coolness of the color white. Beige is neutral, calm, and relaxing. It is a very flexible color that works beautifully with earthy tones.” “The risk in choosing such an unvaried palette is obvious, the image can easily become relatively plain. With IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, however, the result I find to be quite the opposite. The system provided me the ability to emphasize the subtle and varied beauty of not only the …

True color & extreme details with the Trichromatic Camera System

The sensor in the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic is our highest achievement in color technology. It has taken the rendering of natural colors to a level never before seen. The technical details from the 16-bit file, superior color render at a hardware level, abilities to capture the subtle and dynamic variation of the tiniest slivers of colors are just some of the headlines this technology has achieved; but the proof of its capabilities is, of course, in the photography. What we talk about when we talk about color We spent some time with the professional photographer, Andrea Zvadova, who specializes in portrait, fashion and beauty photography. Photographing human skin is one of the most nuanced and difficult-to-perfect color surfaces, given the human eye’s ability to see and interpret details on a primal level, far beyond what we consciously process. The need for perfection in capturing human skin, therefore, is one of the reasons Phase One focused on achieving a color fidelity color capture at sensor level than any other camera available. Taking the technology to a …

Paloma Rincon used the Phase One XF 100MP Trichromatic Camera System to capture her Broken Heart project

The Technical Elegance of Broken Heart

Paloma Rincon is a creative still life photographer based in Madrid, Spain. Her latest creation, the mesmerizingly chaotic Broken Heart, combines high-speed photography with frozen flowers to create explosively elegant images. We’ve asked Paloma a few questions about her inspiration, workflow and the unique challenges of this exciting project. Broken Heart was shot using the Phase One XF 100MP Trichromatic Camera System. Tell us a little about yourself and your sources of inspiration “I am a still life photographer based out of Madrid, and you could say I’m known for my graphic, playful and contemporary approach. My work spans a wide variety of international projects for advertising and editorial, and more experimental personal projects, like Broken Heart.” “Inspiration for my projects comes from the unexpected moments that materialize in everyday life and from trying to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. That can be the colors that surround me, the beautiful designs of nature, the texture in certain materials, or simply the interactions of light in the physical world.” What inspired the Broken Heart project? …

Andrea Belluso also known as ‘The Light Shaper’ shares his tips and techniques on lightning using Phase One XF Camera System and the Trichromatic

Andrea Belluso’s Lighting Techniques

Andrea Belluso was introduced to the great fashion photographer, Bardo Fabiani at the age of sixteen. One week later, he quit school and became Fabiani’s assistant. Today, Andrea Belluso is known as “the Light Shaper” by Profoto thanks to his unique expertise in photographic lighting. He is currently based in London and in Stockholm where he has his studio. We arranged a photo shoot with Andrea to see the master in action and hear his story on how he became known as The Light Shaper. What drives you in photography?  “I have been working as a fashion and beauty photographer for many years, almost 35 to be precise, but in the last couple of years I have also been shooting cars for Cadillac and food for Electrolux and Nestlé, as well as shooting a lot of portraits. So, until I started shooting subjects other than fashion and beauty, my photography was driven by elegance, aesthetics and a deep curiosity and interest in fashion and beauty.” “Nowadays, it is driven by the hunger of creating beautiful images for …

Phase One top most-liked posts on Instagram 2017

Your favorite Instagram posts of 2017

2017 has been a year full of stunning pictures, incredible journeys, and stories that have entertained us all. We decided to get nostalgic and look back on 2017’s top 9 most-liked posts as a big thank-you to all you fantastic photographers and followers. We’re so grateful to you all for supporting us, liking our pictures, and engaging with our posts. Much more to come in 2018! Incredible portraits in medium format Your most-liked picture of the year is this portrait of Christopher Walken by Rick Wenner “This portrait of the incredible Christopher Walken is one of my all-time favorite images I’ve shot. I was assigned by Observer to go to Walken’s home in Connecticut and was told that I would get an hour of his time, which blew my mind as I am used to only getting a few minutes with celebrities. We had multiple setups ready to go when Chris (he let me call him Chris) was ready and we started with this seamless background set up. We had a nice conversation while I …

Todd Antony shot the Dekotora series using the XF IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Camera System and Schneider Kreuznach 55mm LS f/2.8 lens.

Todd Antony documents “Dekotora” (デコトラ)

Renowned advertising photographer, Todd Antony spoke to Phase One about his latest project documenting sub-cultures around the world. His most recent series took him to Japan with the XF IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Camera System where he documented the lavishly decorated trucks, known as Dekotora. These ornate, dazzling vehicles were perfect subjects for the new Trichromatic Digital Back to capture this fascinating subculture’s wow factor in astonishingly accurate color. What is Dekotora (デコトラ)? “I’ve been researching various subcultures all over the world, but Japan just seemed like a great place to start the project as it is rife with different subcultures. The moment I came across ‘Dekotora,’ it jumped out at me, and I thought I have to go and shoot that. The Japanese word ‘Dekotora’ is an abbreviation for ‘decoration truck.’ The culture itself all stems from a 1975 series of ten movies called Torakku Yarō̄ (Truck Guys) that featured a trucker who drove his garishly decorated truck all over Japan. The series was a big hit, and ‘Dekotora’ popularity swept the country.” “The Japanese …