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Featured #11: Laurens Eindhoven


What did you want to become in the childhood?
A stuntman. To me, that was the most badass job you can have.

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Your personal story with photography. My old man was a photographer and later on in his career started directing commercials. He had his own production company and in that company he had two photographers, René Kramers and Oof Verschuren, working for him. Whenever I had a day off from school or had a holiday I was assisting these guys. Well assisting, I started by painting backdrops, mopping the studio floor, cleaning the cameracases. But that didn’t matter. I was in a studio. I thought photography was the best job in the world. I was hooked.


What’s been your greatest accomplishment as a photographer so far? My greatest accomplishment is to actually make it as a photographer, make a living with it. And doing it whithout going to a proper school, just by assisting and shooting, a lot of shooting.

The favorite photograph you took, the craziest thing you ever did as a photographer? I don’t think I have a favorite photograph. Every job I’ve got a new one.
The craziest thing, without a doubt, would be hanging outside of a helicopter flying above Rialto beach, WA. USA. Shooting ‘B’ roll for a Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign.

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What do you want to achieve? To be published in a major fashion magazine. To me, now, that is something I’m trying to achieve.

The greatest power of photography? That you can tell stories. Made up or real. You can show people what they normally will never see. The magic of looking at something for as long as you want what actually took place a 125th of a second.

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What do you carry around in your camera bag? I carry my Canon 5D mkIII, the 24-70 II, the 85 II and my trusted little Ricoh GR. Businesscards. Lumu. Random cables. A hard drive. A diary . Supertool. Spare batteries. Chargers… It also depends on what and where I’m shooting…

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Are you working on any special projects right now? All my projects are special. HAHA! For the client anyway…

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If you could give one piece of advice to fellow photographers, what would it be? 
Shoot. Shoot often. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Links to your work, or any other link you would like to share with other people. 
http://laurenseindhoven.com
http://olafhussein.com 
http://vimeo.com/laurenseindhoven

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ayonlife:

Pier to eternity on Flickr.
Its probably a pun I’ve made before so I apologise for that. I make no apologies, in fact I’m very pleased, about posting my first 5x4 pinhole shot.  Made with a Reality So Subtle 5x4 pinhole camera on Kodak Tri-X 320. Developed by Ilford Lab in whatever they usually use.  This was metered with a Lumu meter, which I am now very comfortable with and can happily recommend. James makes amazing cameras, you can find more details here.

ayonlife:

Pier to eternity on Flickr.

Its probably a pun I’ve made before so I apologise for that. I make no apologies, in fact I’m very pleased, about posting my first 5x4 pinhole shot.

Made with a Reality So Subtle 5x4 pinhole camera on Kodak Tri-X 320. Developed by Ilford Lab in whatever they usually use.

This was metered with a Lumu meter, which I am now very comfortable with and can happily recommend.

James makes amazing cameras, you can find more details here.

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"Making it simply work, the LUMU"

Thorsten von Overgaard, a Danish writer and photographer in his blogpost Using an external light meter for accurate, failproof metering:

"Despite the fact that light metering is not exactly space technology, lightmeters tend to be too bulky and too complicated. The LUMU lightmeter changes this into a simple to use, accurate and compact - perhaps even trendy - opackage that works with your iPhone. For a price of only $149 is is even less than most other lightmeters.

from Thorsten Overgaard review

One of the things that traditional lightmeters do to complicate things, is that they give aperture for example f/2.03. or f/8.04. Not only is it confusing, it is also not applicable on any lens to set the aperture to f/2.03.

And forget about aperture priority or shutter priority when you buy a lightmeter. In the LUMU app on the iPhone you simply lock the ISO and the aperture so as to only allow the lightmeter to figure out an exposure time.

Or you lock the exposure time and the aperture, letting the LUMU only give you the ISO. That’s pretty bright, simple and as it should always have been.

Moreover, it is compact to bring with you, provided you have an iPhone with you as well. Traditional lighmeters has the same size as a camera (at least if you are using a Leica M). The LUMU is the size of the cap of a water bottle.”

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