My camera is a Hasselblad H1. I use a Phase One P25 digital back that gives a huge 22 mega-pixel that I store on 4GB Lexar Media cards when I shoot unplugged. I only shoot in RAW format and for color control I always have the model hold a grey card on the first exposure that I balance using Phase One’s Capture One software.
For lights I primarily use two Broncolor Minicom 80 RFM with built in radio receiver to avoid the hassle of dealing with cables. I also carry along a light weight Gitzo tripod for my window light exposures – and prefer, as many of you know, to use natural light whenever I can.
To supply my team and clients with images while I travel, and to store new stuff (one photo session of 600-700 images takes about 20 GB of space), I also bring four 500GB Lacie hard disks. For my film clips I use a little Sony camcorder. As many of you already know, my Apple Powerbook is with me at all times.
That is it guys. I’ve let the cat out of the bag so no more questions about my photo equipment please :)
Now on to more important things, like food. I received a great tip from a guy named Scott who lives here in Prague. Acting on his advice, Luba and I dined at Le Bistrot De Marlene on Plavecka Street and had one of our all time high culinary experiences. The perfectly prepared warm foie gras melted on our tongues and the rabbit was as juicy and tasty as it can get. I had a beer before we started, you have to in Prague, and enjoyed an interesting bottle of Bulgarian wine with the meal.
The other day we accidentally walked into another incredible restaurant. While strolling across the Charles Bridge from the old town we went a little beyond the main stream to avoid all the tourists and found a place called the Alchymist on Hellichova Street. Hail to the Italian chef who made every dish literally look like a piece of art and taste like heaven.
I am starting to like this city. It’s like a mini Paris, but half the size and just one third the price.
Today’s girl is Ivette. She is a small town 18 year old from the eastern region of the country. She traveled eight hours by bus to get here and she was shy and modest, the perfect Hegre Girl. As we can see from today’s sneak shots, we can be glad she took the time to bring herself all this way to pose for my Hasselblad H1. She is a stunningly beautiful, a completely natural girl that will please your eyes and hearts during the coming May updates.