Equipment VS. Photographer
What happens when 6 photography greats are given a Fujifilm X-Series Camera to make their art?
We found out at the exhibition “Photography” curated by Ken Miller which opened at the Aperture Gallery on the 31st of January. Presenting the work of William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Ryan McGinley, Martin Parr, Terry Richardson, and Stephen Shore, Photography is an interesting look at how each photographer produces unique results all while using the same camera in the Fujifilm X-Series. With a price range of $400 to $1,400 dollars, Fujifilm’s X-series consists of high end digital cameras aimed at professional photographers and enthusiasts. The newest additions to the X series were announced at the CES conference in January of 2013: The top of the line X100s, the mid range X20, and Fujifilms competitor in the tough and rugged category, the XP60.
We found the wide range of photographs very compelling, with at least one one standout photograph from every photographer. Here at Focus Camera we firmly believe in having quality equipment for all photography situations. Image quality, even in abstract photographs, is a must, and having a camera that limits the image quality in turn limits the photographer. However, even someone given the highest ranked equipment available still needs to have a multitude of skills like composition, lighting, and more in order to produce captivating photographs. So what do you think, does the equipment make the photograph, or does the Photographer?