Urban Landscape photography by joel Sampson
Most of my photographic imaging is urban landscape from both large and small cities. I'm drawn to design, texture, shadows, and signage. While I don't think of it as documentary photography, many of the subjects I have recorded no longer exist.
I'm currently shooting with a Nikon D-800 Digital SLR with prime (single focal length) lenses for maximum sharpness. Sometimes I use fast f/2.8 zooms lenses. When I want to travel light I use a Sony Nex-7 with prime lenses and occasionally a zoom.
I frequently carry a small Sony Point & Shoot digital camera with me. The best camera is the camera you have with you! Older work on film was captured with a Nikon D-300, Pentax 67 or a Toya 4x5 film camera. My standard lens is a short telephoto, a 85mm on a full-frame 35mm camera or 300 mm on the 4x5.
I print in-studio using an Epson 9880 44" printer with archival pigment ink. I print these images on rag or watercolor paper, and occasionally image to canvas and galley wrap it. The size printed can vary.
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