I Am A Nerd

I do not subscribe to the view that art is a magical once-in-a-lifetime secret opportunity that you need mysterious hidden knowledge to master. It isn’t. Some people grow up in a house with a music room containing a piano & a cello & a harp and learn that stuff from the day they were born & some people do not.

If you didn’t, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn. Those privileged people have all the same things as you can have, but you might need a leg up to find out things that others were just born with. This doesn’t make them better than you, just luckier.

If you care about a thing, learn it, practice it, ask questions of people who know, improve by failing a little harder every day & eventually, you will be the thing that you feel like you are.

My photographs all have the metadata attached so if you care, you can see what settings I used. Click through the galleries to see the detail. I shoot in manual mode because I’m a control freak but it’s nothing you can’t do yourself. I use the equipment listed below to make things with, some of it belongs to Josienne & some of it belongs to me & we share it all.

If you’re curious how I made a picture or a sound, get in touch and I would be happy to share. Meantime, here is a list of our stuff for people who enjoy knowing that stuff, like me!

Guitar & Bass Equipment

  • Gibson Advanced jumbo acoustic guitar
  • Alvarez MD60 jumbo acoustic guitar
  • Custom NCG Telecaster electric guitar
  • Gibson ES120t electric guitar (1956)
  • Danelectro Baritone electro guitar
  • Custom finish Squier Precision bass guitar w/bare knuckle p/ups.
  • Ken Miller 3/4 double / upright bass (2006)
  • Alamansa 447 nylon strung acoustic guitar
  • Cornell Romany Plus amp
  • Cornell Traveller amp
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb amp (1970s)
  • Markbass CMD 121 bass amp
  • Various secret pedals I can’t tell you about yet for other reasons

Camera Equipment – Digital & 35mm

  • Canon 5D mkiii – digital camera
  • Canon 1v – 35mm film camera
  • Canon C100 mkii – cinema / movie camera
  • Canon EF 85mmm f/1.2 L lens
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L lens
  • Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 US ii L lens

Camera Equipment – Medium Format

  • 2 * Pentax 67 – 120 medium format camera w/ metered prism
  • Pentax 55mm 120 medium format lens
  • Pentax 105mm -120 medium format lens
  • Pentax 75mm – 75mm medium format lens

Camera Equipment – Accessories

  • Various Tiffen Black / Pro Mist / Polarpro filters
  • Various Prism FS modifiers
  • Shoulder Rig (Vocas, Shape, Wooden Camera)
  • Atomos Ninja HD Recorder
  • Miller Air Video Tripod
  • 3 Legged Thing Tripod
  • Sound Devices MixPre3 ii
  • Sennheiser MKH416 Microphone & rycote shield
  • Ronin M1 Gimbal
  • All Peli cased, Mindshift bagged, charged & ready to shoot.

Lighting Equipment

  • 2* Profoto B10+ with diffusers, umbrellas & softlight adapters
  • 2* Profoto D2 1000 with white beauty dish, grid & softlight diffusers
  • Aputure 120d ii with large softlight diffuser
  • Aputure Nova PC300 with softbox
  • Profoto Canon AirTTL controller