Time flies so fast and I realize that it's been several years now that I've been sharing on various social media my photos, various travel experiences and above all, the joy of being in Paris. It happens quite often that I'm being asked questions about my photo shooting gear. At the same time, I tend to neglect this aspect of photography and I don't invest too much in a new material. Simply because it's not the most important issue for me. This is why, only this year I've finally decided to get myself a tripod. Previously I simply borrowed it whenever needed.
It is obvious that good equipment is important but unlike many photographers, I'm in possession of only one camera. What made me buy my first real camera, were the limitations related to taking pictures with a phone. With time I decided to purchase more lenses though and their choice was always dictated by my changing interests.
Starting with the basic 18-55mm lens I was focused on capturing architecture. My style wasn't very distinct yet and, honestly, I was into some weird shit involving lots of zooming:
That was in 2011 and with time, I started getting more interested in street photography, as well as in better quality of the image. An additional tool turned out to be necessary to do what I wanted to do. A 23mm lens made me walk much more and think much more about framing and the way to approach the subject. The more I was getting into street photography, the more I felt the need to portray people too. This new goal was greatly facilitated by a 56mm lens, making distant things become closer. Every decision to enlarge a "family" of lenses was preceded by several months of thinking and analyzing my needs.
My recent decision to get a wide-angle lens matured quite a long time too. Upcoming commissions for shooting interiors and architecture have definitely determined this purchase. What's more, a new gear encouraged me to visit the place that I haven't visited since more than nine months, which is La Defense.
Skyscrapers, crowds of people hurrying to work, glass, concrete and new constructions growing like mushrooms after the rain.
As a photographer I was very eager to rediscover La Defense that become an unique place again, as seen through a lens enabling a broader view. There is hardly anything else that makes it possible to give the size of the buildings and all the impressive perspectives just as they are.