I am an editorial and wedding photographer based in Atlanta, GA.
I have been working as a photographer for 20 years. I fell in love with photography in grade school when my teacher loaned me his Nikon F2 and I shot slide film.
Leica M10 – I love the files from this Leica body – they remind me of Kodachrome 64. The simplicity of the controls and body remind me of my old M6.
Leica M9 – I really love the files from this Leica Gem. The CCD sensor is really film-like; when you have plenty of light the files are creamy and the tones are beautiful!
Leica Q – The sensor in this body has around 12 stops of information, which is phenomenal. I always shoot it full frame and the files have so much detail in them.
Leica Noctilux M 50mm f/95 – This lens can practically see in the dark and is extraordinary when shot wide open.
Leica Summilux 35 f/1.4 – One of Leica’s sharpest lenses and a perfect perspective for a lot of the editorial work I do.
Leica Macro Elmar 90mm f/4– I love this lens because you can use it as a macro or a telephoto.
Diana – I love shooting film with this camera: the light leaks and the haphazardness of the images lends itself to one-of-a-kind imagery.
Filson Magnum tote – I love this bag because it’s waterproof, lightweight and has lots of pockets.
I love Artisan and Artist straps because they are very well made and comfortable.
B+W filters, UV and Closeup – Best filters in my opinion.
I also carry a Shinola monogrammed journal to record exposure and other notes.
Leica Visoflex type 020 – A must when shooting the Noctilux wide open.
I learned photography using film, so my presets are based on the same inputs I use when I scan my film.
I believe that delivering timeless imagery to my clients requires purity and not photoshopping and over-processing files. Yesterday’s trend was to overexpose files and lose all the whites; today’s trend is to underexpose and make images dark and moody – neither are photographically correct.
The trends will come and go, but timelessness requires purity and not following the latest processing trends.
A Cartier-Bresson, Erwitt or a Koudelka image stays true to photographic standards and thus remains timeless.
www.harwellphotography.com | @harwellphoto
Check out the 11 essential tools and apps every wedding photographer should be using this year.
Includes limited time discounts.
Leave a Comment