Eye of the eclipse...

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I have read about a photographer (possibly working for/collaborating with the National Geographic society) who was using (not uniquely, of course) an old style bellow camera for his shoots. He went on to comment that this archaic instrument gave him, as I am sure one could expect, a rather unique feeling when shooting.

I have also a vague recollection that he may have done some portrait works for famous people (think US politicians).

This has been fascinating me, but unfortunately I have been unable to find his name again. I am reasonably sure not to have imagined it all. Maybe someone recalls the name, or even knows him directly :-), or at least can give me some pointers...

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It's David Burnett, he was recently seen photographing the 2012 London Olympics with his Graflex Speed Graphic


Here's a great video of him going through his bag and talking about his gear: https://vimeo.com/13036394

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Nice one. Head on over to Francesco's other question and answer there too! photo.stackexchange.com/questions/26678/… – ElendilTheTall Aug 29 '12 at 15:35
Already way ahead of you :) – camflan Aug 29 '12 at 17:30
In Italy we say "prendere due piccioni con una fava" (en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prendere_due_piccioni_con_una_fava). Thanks @camflan. – Francesco Aug 29 '12 at 18:18
I did remember correctly davidburnett.com/… – Francesco Aug 29 '12 at 19:01

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