Meet a photographer: Legge

Legge in a shutter click

Legge from the UK

Main camera: I have 4! It all depends on what I’m doing and where. I work with a Nikon d2xs, Nikond2x, a 1939 film range finder and a Nikon ranger finder.
Main lens:
Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 and sometimes 200mm and 300mm f/2.8 For candid shots I use the 17-55mm or my 30 year old 35mm f/2.8 but have been using a 50mm f/1.8 for some low light work which has a nice feel to it.
Post-processing software:
Photoshop and Aperture.
Favorite lighting:
Natural lighting. I use flash only if I have to.
Favorite season to make photographs:
Spring and Autumn for the color and light. Winter and Summer have their moments too: Winter for its harshness and summer for the life it brings out.
Favorite music while making photographs:
Anything works. But mostly it’s quite. I have my ipod plugged in when I’m doing street and candid photographs.
Favorite photographer: Tom Pilston and Man Ray.

Legge, street photographer

Why photography? What do you hope to achieve?
I loved it since my childhood. Moving and still images always attracted my attention. I took my first pictures when I was 11 years old with a Asahi Pentax SLR in Belgium. I actually always have a camera with me whether a small range finder or a DSLR whenever I go out. I have a camera with in arms reach even indoors at home. My aim is to freeze a moment in time.

Which place do you frequently visit to make photographs? Why?

Embankment

The river embankment in my hometown in the early morning. I love the peace and slowness of the early morning as well as watching people getting ready for the day ahead.

What style attracts you most? Why?
Candid street photography and informal portraits. I like to capture people reacting to life in their own world.

How far do you go with post-processing?
I work on my photographs until they feel and look right. I think it goes back to my darkroom press days where time was everything.

Describe your feelings during a photoshoot:
I get concerned with the small details. I focus in order to get the picture right.

Ethically, what are your limits in photography?
Good question. Well as an ex-press photographer it was always take the picture first and worry about everything else later. I think that in the recent years, I have questioned a few things.

Tip / advice to other photographers:
As told to me, always keep your camera on 400asa 1/125 F/8,when walking around. it is fast enough to freeze someone falling out of a building! That was in the days of film.

How can we stay updated with your work?
Blog:
http://leggephoto.wordpress.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/leggephoto
Facebook page:
Legge Photography

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