Hi everyone, just a quick update this morning. I like to check out the ‘In your bag‘ updates on Bellamy’s Japan Camera Hunter photography blog from time to time. Everyone knows photography is about the gear you own (more on that in my next update) rather than the pics you capture. 🙂 Not quite true but it seems to go hand in hand that photographers, even us ‘wanna be / hobbyist’ ones, love looking at other people’s gear. I’m sure part of it is bragging but I like to think it’s more of a mutual ‘check this sh*t out’ kinda vibe.
This morning I came across a fairly basic write up of a bag (and gear) belonging to a pilot name Duane. He had the seemingly required Leica range finder camera (I say this with an air of jealousy) and his short introduction discussed his flight schedule and his opportunities to take pics all over the world. Sounds like a pretty cool life huh?
At the bottom of the write up the writer normally has a few links to pieces they’ve done, blogs and websites etc. At the bottom of Duane’s write up was a link to his blog; blog.duanepandorf.com. I dropped over to check out his site and came across some truly beautiful photography. A lot of it might just appear like ‘snap shots’ until you spend a bit of time looking at them and realise how balanced and controlled they are. Duane has managed to, successfully, capture ordinary parts of his life and make them really pop. The combination of the Leica’s tonal range and the photographer’s eye for angles come together in a way I, personally, really appreciate. I particularly like Duane’s industrial black & white shots of the engine and of the cockpit’s nav system.
If you have a couple minutes spare go and check out some of Duane’s art.