My name is Sandro Georgi and I am a documentary photographer from Switzerland. My interest is in people and their stories in the widest sense, as well as wild and remote landscapes like Northern Sweden and the effect they have on us when we spend time there.
My curiosity drives me to discover new things and I like to research and explore in order to understand things like how the annual monsoon rain and ensuing flooding shapes Bangkok as a city.
I am a Fujifilm brand ambassador and my current favorite setup is the Fujifilm GFX 50R medium format rangefinder style camera. The files produced by the 51.4 MP sensor are nothing short of stunning and the images have a certain look which I was not able to achieve with smaller sensors.
Performance at high ISO is impressive, which is important since I work almost always without a tripod and need shutter speeds of at least 1/60s or better 1/125s to avoid camera shake.
I carry the camera either on an Artisan & Artist ACAM 306N camera strap or attached to the strap of a backpack with a Peak Design Capture Clip.
Most of the time the Fujinon GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR is attached to the camera or the Fujinon GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR. If I need to get closer to objects and details or need a bit more compression in landscapes, I use the Fujinon GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR macro lens. It is very versatile with a minimum focusing distance of 45cm.
I carry up to 4 batteries with me, depending on the shooting that day, for longer trips and hikes where there is no power source available, I use a Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Power Bank with inverter (not in image) to charge batteries and other stuff.
My Fujifilm XF10 point and shoot always comes along with an 18.5mm f/2.8 fixed lens. It is small, unobtrusive and great for candids and quick shots.
To pack my gear, I use ICUs (internal camera units) in various sizes from F-Stop depending on how much gear I take along. A bunch of spare SD-Cards fit into the SD Pixel Pocket Rocket from Think Tank and cables and other small items like a lenspen, an air blower and a micro fiber cloth to keep lenses clean come along in one of the pouches of the Cable Management V2.0 series also from Think Tank.
All of my gear usually goes into backpacks from Exped like the Black Ice 30 or if I need more space the Lightning 45 (not in image) for overnight trips or the Thunder 70 (not in image) for longer hikes/trips. These backpacks are very light and robust and can withstand serious abuse and weather conditions. Since I spend a lot of time outdoors and don’t mind bad weather at all, I usually put my stuff in dry bags to protect it from water and dust.
A Moleskine Cahier Journal to take notes, a pencil case with various pens and a Garmin Fenix 5 GPS watch complete my basic equipment that goes everywhere with me.