Hi, my name is David. I’m a BW fine-art photographer (in addition to other things). My work tends to focus on the small details and compact scenes from everyday locations. Nothing epic, nothing out of reach. I think amazing photography comes from the photographer and not the location.
My site name, TheTakingLens, is a reference to the first camera I used for serious photography, a Yashica Mat-124. The Yashica is a TLR (twin lens reflex) camera, where the lower film exposing lens is known as the taking lens (the upper one being the viewing lens). I loved this camera for its analog aesthetic and manual mode of operation, as well as the quirky square images it produced. Although I no longer shoot with a TLR, the square format has stuck with me and continues to dominate my work.
- Fujifilm XT-3
- Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR
- Leofoto LS-284C Carbon Fiber Tripod
- GOBE filters
- ON1 Photo RAW