How do you determine what gear you need for a shoot?
Since most of the time it’s usually just myself and the model on a shoot, particularly since most of my images are shot on location, I tend to keep my kit as small as possible. I bring only the essentials and only what I feel is suitable for the shot I have in mind to capture. A portrait kit is very different to my kit for my fine art shoots. My bag will have a camera, a maximum of two lenses, a reflector, lights and light stands.
I love to shoot with a Phase One camera system. The one I have is the IQ3 Trichromatic 100MP which shows detail so beautifully. Each file is pretty big with a lot of information, which allows me to push and pull the colors a lot further and really get that soft painterly effect that I’m drawn to.
My favorite lenses are the Schneider Kreuznach 80mm f/2.8 and 120mm f/4.0.