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Portrait: Roy Owsley: Painter:


A quick portrait shoot with Roy in his East Village studio, artwork shot with the Sony A7r, video with the Sony A7s. Lenses: Zeiss FE 24 70mm, Zeiss FE 55mm and the Zeiss FE 16-35mm.
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Millie: bokehlicious Sony 90mm macro

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Love shooting with the Sony 90mm macro, you can get amazing deals here on ebay, as many sell this wonderful lens after their Batis arrived. I love the macro option, being able to go as close as I need without being limited by the minimum focus distance. Bokeh might not be as buttery at 2.8 as with the Batis at 1.8, however, due to the longer focal lenght it compares to the Batis at approx 2.2. In this shot I was inspired by the 135mm STF, which is -was- on my wish list, was, due to the fantastic af capabilities of the A7rII I haven’t been inspired to use my mf lenses for still shoots…….
the unedited version with bokeh out of the camera after the break

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Portrait session with John Batiste: Musician


This article originally appeared in Soma magazine.

Jon Batiste is a unique individual. Hailing from a celebrated musical family in New Orleans, music runs in his veins. Not just in his blood, but also in his gait, the lilt of his speech and his whole being.

more after the break

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Street portrait of the day: The first song after the rain


As I walked back from an appointment in the West Village, I spotted the lonely musician in Washington Square Park, right after a downpour, playing for himself, shot with the Panasonic GH4 and the 14mm wide open.
Not much time these days for gear reviews, swamped with work, got the GH4 for video and didn’t have time yet to try it out properly, ironic, isn’t it? The silent mode and af performance catapult it straight to the top for my type of street shooting, a nice bonus, certainly didn’t expect that. :)