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Emmanuel Bournot shoots using the IQ140 Digital Back mounted on a 645 DF. The lenses he uses include the Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm f / 2.8 and Schneider Kreuznach LS 55mm f/2.8.

The Visual Strength of Athletes

Emmanuel Bournot is a sports photographer. When he points his lens at athletes, he doesn’t just capture their figure; he sees works of art in their trained physiques and the drama of their sports careers. He spoke with Phase One about his career, his camera, and his passion for sports photography. The Fascination of Sports Photography “I am fascinated by sportspeople. The aesthetics in general and the photogenicity that emerges. Some athletes, including swimmers of very high level, have very harmonious bodies –you can see their very defined musculature. They are like works of art. Sport touches me. I find a lot of drama and emotion. It has become the focus of my career. I have the chance to understand the sport, which allows me to analyze the scenes of action without thinking, and to concentrate on the aesthetics of the fraction of a second that I will immortalize.” “When I look at a file at 100%, even raw, it does the same thing as when you put on glasses for the first time. We …

Bastiaan Woudt for Phase One shooting with Phase One XF 100MP Camera System and Schneider Kreuznach 80mm, 28mm, 110mm, and 150mm lenses.

The Meteoric Rise of Bastiaan Woudt

Bastiaan Woudt is a self-trained photographer, developing his craft and signature style through immersion in the history of photography, and studying the masters in museums and fairs. By immersing himself in the world of photobooks and exhibitions, Bastiaan developed from his early Pictorialist style into something wholly more abstract yet sharp, and with a strong focus on detail. His portraits and nudes transform the subject from mere humans into unreal (and ideal), giving a contemporary twist to the classical form. Origin and inspiration “I am always looking for things that draw my attention. People, objects, landscapes. I guess I’m not one kind of photographer. When my eldest son was born, I bought my first ‘real’ camera. From there my interest in the medium exploded and resulted in a career in photography. Much later I found out that in primary school, one of my first essays was on photography.” “My inspiration comes from many forms of art, but in particular, the old masters of photography. Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Man Ray, Bill Brandt, all amazing minds …

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 …

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 …

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. 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. 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 to say goodbye to 2016 and invite the viewer to join …

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. Crisp automotive photography 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 cars since before I can remember. Back then, though, I had no idea I’d also fall in love with photography, and …

Timo Lieber shooting with the Phase One XF 100MP and the IQ3 digital back and the Schneider Kreuznach 120mm LS f/4.0 Macro and the Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS f/2.8.

Aerial photography: Capturing the Arctic’s Transformation

Capturing extraordinary natural phenomena in a resounding way is something many artists and photographers strive to achieve with their work. But capturing a wonder of nature that’s eroding away all too rapidly brings with it a sense of urgency and – in Timo Lieber’s majestic work – poignancy. Timo’s THAW series focuses on the rapidly disappearing Arctic ice sheets, using aerial photography to capture vast icescapes using the XF Camera System with IQ3 100MP Digital Back. Fine art aerial photography “Having traveled to the Arctic numerous times and having seen the rate of change there, I have long wanted to capture the impact of global warming on the Arctic and translate it into striking photographic images. The Greenland ice sheet has been losing mass rapidly over the past few years and it is a major contributor to global sea-level rise – undoubtedly escalated by man’s contribution to global warming. It is currently losing an estimated 380,000,000,000 tonnes of ice annually. Yes, that is a 12-digit figure.” “THAW is a collaboration between photography and the scientific work of …

Fashion photographer, Nicklas Ingemann used the Phase One IQ3 100MP Digital Back

Fashion photography tips with Nicklas Ingemann

Fashion photographer, Nicklas Ingemann, took over our Instagram account and shared his top tips and tricks for his fashion shoots. The intensity of a fashion shoot “My lighting setups are extremely important to me, as they shape the image. Model Charlie Bredal has a unique look, and I wanted to capture the intensity of her look with the XF 100MP. Each lighting group had to be tweaked in power, which was pretty easy directly from the camera with the improved control of Profoto’s Profoto Air.” “Ever had the feeling of being crowded around the tethering station by a curious creative team, wanting to see their work as it pops up on the screen? “I usually bring an iPad to shoots to avoid just that, also giving the team or the client a possibility to rate the images as they are shot when using the Capture One Pro Capture Pilot app.” “As a professional photographer, it provides endless joy when the client is excited about the images while still in the creative process.” Mutual understanding between …

Food photographer, Tanya Zouev took over our Instagram account with the XF Camera Body, the 645DF+ body, IQ2 60MP Digital Back, Schneider Kreuznach 55mm, 80mm, 120mm macro and 150mm

Delicious food photography with Tanya Zouev

Food photographer, Tanya Zouev, treated us with mouthwatering shots when she took over our Instagram account. Beautiful food photography “I will occasionally collaborate on a test shoot with a stylist or chef if a great idea pops into my head (and if I can find the time to execute it). I had an idea to shoot a naked cake so I asked dessert chef Jun Chen make this one especially for me. I might add quickly here that a love of food is essential for beautiful food photography.” “A connection to your subject matter and a love of cooking will bring you way more success than to someone who just points their lens at a plate of food because a job happened to come along that involved something edible.” “The naked cake was shot on an XF body and an IQ2 60MP Digital Back with a Schneider Kreuznach 120mm macro lens and Profoto D1 strobes. Most of my lighting techniques are based on replicating natural light whether it be diffused window light or direct sunlight. Sometimes …