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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 100 to unique locations all over the world, including some of the harshest environments possible. Follow his account to see where 2018 takes Andrei. 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. …

Steven Friedman's intriguing landscapes with the XF IQ3 100MP

Steven Friedman shoots intriguing landscapes

What drives a photographer to branch out into landscape photography? We talk to Steven Friedman about how he made the leap into this genre and what inspires him. What is it about landscape photography that intrigues you? Remote and inaccessible regions are my interest. I want to photograph unique intimate landscape and go to locations that are seldom visited exploring the wilderness. The best thing about landscape photography is the ability to be outside and experience the beauty of nature. Incredible light and colour in the remote landscape can be extraordinary and I never get tired of experiencing it. Just recently, I was standing in an aspen field and the sun rose in the back of the forest – it was quite a thrill to experience the magical colour and light and to photograph it. What led you to become a landscape photographer? I was hiking in late autumn in the Gatineau National Park in Canada and found a 35mm film camera at a viewpoint. Knowing someone must be missing it; I called the ranger …

Jake Curtis Inspires with his product photography

Jake Curtis inspires with contemporary photography and design

This week, Jake Curtis takes over our Instagram profile with his contemporary twist on product photography. “I’m based in London, but shoot around the globe. I photograph people, places, interiors and still life. My subject matter is diverse and I love the unique challenges each one brings.”  See more from Jake on our Instagram profile.   

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 …

Photographer, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen shooting Scandinavian design with IQ3 100MP Digital Back

When Scandinavian design meets photography

Scandinavian Design is characterized by a seeming simplicity; though the complexities behind this careful aesthetic should not be underestimated. Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen is one of the founders of Norm Architects. He’s also a significant name in photography. Jonas uses Phase One equipment and we spoke with him about the Scandinavian design concept to find the bridge between his creation of minimalist physical spaces as an architect, and capturing these same spaces as a photographer. The architect and the photographer “We founded Norm Architects in 2008. Today we work globally with residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, graphics, art direction and – of course – photography. My interest in all these disciplines is basically an effectuation with aesthetics in general. In our designs, we always strive to balance — between richness and restraint, between order and complexity. In most Scandinavian designs, there are always details that take the product beyond the strictly simple and give it something extra. We try to reach a point where there is nothing to add and nothing to take away that can make the …

Andrea took the photos in this series using the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System and Schneider-Kreuznach lenses.

The Woman Behind the Lens: Andrea Zvadova’s Shimmering Photography

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, Phase One is highlighting the work of fashion and beauty photographer, Andrea Zvadova. About Andrea Zvadova “I was born and lived in Slovakia until relatively recently. A couple of years ago I moved to London. I got interested in photography from quite a young age, and have grown with cameras since my teenage years. Back then I was still shooting on film. Through my interest in the modelling and fashion industry, I slowly transformed my work into fashion, portrait and beauty photography. Currently, my work focuses mostly on beauty photography.”   Have you any advice for women who are thinking about pursuing a career in the professional photography industry? “The presence of women in the photography industry is rising. And I think the professional industry reflects that already. If you want a great image, you don’t consider if the photographer is a man or a woman; you always look at the portfolio to get the best results. Women have been proving they are more than capable of …

Bella Kotak shooting with the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System

The Enchanted Women of Bella Kotak

Bella Kotak is a fine art and fashion photographer based in the UK. With her latest shoots, she whisks us into her feminine fairy-tale world bursting with blossoming flowers, captured with the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System. Prepare to be awed by the glistening beauty and magic she creates of nature and womanhood as Bella speaks with us about her work, inspiration, and the tools she uses to make her images. The pictures you create are very magical. Where does your inspiration come from and what drives you to create these type of scenes?  “The first shoot, Winter’s Wildflower, tells a story of a queen-like character on a journey. I created the floral cape that she wears by using up of all the leftover flowers that I had been hoarding from the last year (and there were plenty!). I love playing with juxtaposing themes and seeing flowers and foliage in the middle of winter isn’t a normal sight which is why I thought it would make an interesting picture. Through this piece I wanted …

Automotive photographer Alex Bernstein using the Phase One XF Camera System with IQ3 100MP Digital Back and Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses.

High Octane Automotive Photography

When two passions merge, something incredible happens: which is precisely Alex Bernstein’s story. Fast cars and photography meet in Alex’s world, and the results are a thrilling visual experience for the photo-gazer, especially if you’re a car lover. Alex Bernstein’s photography seeks the smooth moulded metal lines of fast automobiles. He captures subjects with remarkable crispness using the Phase One XF Camera System with IQ3 100MP Digital Back and Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses. Alex speaks with Phase One about his inspiration and passion for capturing the sleek beauty found in sports cars, and the preferred equipment he uses to create his modern masterpieces. The Man Behind the Machines A graduate of journalism and photography from the University of Hartford, Alex worked for several years as an editor and photographer in prominent New York-based automotive magazines. As his passion for photography grew, Alex made the leap to professional photographer and now, based in L.A., he specializes in fast cars, and seeks out modern architecture and vast landscapes in his work. “I’ve been obsessed with fast …

Jason Bell for Phase One shooting with the 100MP XF Camera System

Jason Bell on location for Vogue UK

Behind the Scenes for a VOGUE shoot “I wanted to shoot the Poldark cast on location, as an obvious reference to the show they are all starring in. But I didn’t want to have it look like the show, more a Vogue nod to the show.   I knew there would be low light, and I love working with daylight as much as possible. It was a dull grey day and we were at times inside or in a forest, so there was not much available light. The higher ISOs you can you use with XF 100MP Camera System and still get crisp, noise-free images made it the obvious choice for me. When on location, I try to keep the setup as simple as possible so that we can concentrate on making images, not technical arrangements. Shooting directly to a laptop with Capture One on set is great, as it’s small and portable. It allows us to keep the subjects enthused in the process by occasionally (but not too often) showing them some of the …

Phase One's Vice President of R&D Lau Nørgaard

Phase One’s Lau Nørgaard goes to Mongolia

Our very own Lau Nørgaard, Vice President of R&D here at Phase One takes over our Instagram account this week. Through images taken on the mountains and plains of Mongolia, Lau will share his passion for the technology and hard work that goes into creating our cameras, firmware and lenses. “I was on a hilltop in Mongolia at sunrise trying to capture the delicate colors of the grassland in the early morning light. It was quite windy and shooting with the Blue Ring 240mm lens was a challenge. The smallest vibrations with the exposure times required in the low light would result in un-sharp images. And of course, with dawn or dusk pictures, time is of the essence for the perfect shot. However, using the new electronic shutter feature on the IQ3 100MP and vibration delay meant that I got critically sharp shots even on relatively long exposure times with the wind roaring around me.” “Dawn on a hilltop in Mongolia, testing out the new Blue Ring 150mm lens for real for the first time …