Studios York Place (UK)

Frère et sœur,  le duo de reporters Liam et Dominique Shaw est à l’origine des Studios York Place. Ils se sont forgé une solide réputation en photo de mariage en réinventant le genre avec une touche de photographie de rue.

La narration complexe, à plusieurs niveaux, l’humour subtil et l’intimité sont devenus la marque de fabrique des photographies des Studios York Place Studios, qu’il s’agisse de mariages, d’événements ou de photographies de rue. Leur approche unique de la photographie de mariage a séduit un public international et a été récompensée par de nombreux prix. Cela a conduit Dominique et Liam à être invités à prendre la parole lors d’événements photographiques dans le monde entier pour partager la passion de leur métier et leurs choix mûrement réfléchis autour de la photographie de reportage.

Pour Liam et Dominique, ce qui prime, ce n’est jamais de la complexité d’une image, mais le sentiment qui la sous-tend. C’est ce sentiment qui, depuis plus de dix ans, les pousse à créer des images nouvelles et originales issues de moments vrais et spontanés.

Témoignage

The Fujifilm X System freed us to shoot the way we always wanted, combining street influences with our wedding images, injecting colour, subtle characterisation and layering into our photographs. The Fujifilm X series gives us the creative freedom to pursue the type of images that we love. 

When we first picked up the original X100 back in 2011 we immediately recognised the potential of the system. The styling, the size, the weight, the tactile controls, even the click of the shutter made us somehow excited to just go out there and shoot with this stunning piece of machinery and see the beautiful film-like images it produced. The X100 immediately became the camera that travelled everywhere with us and when we each took it abroad we found that holiday snaps suddenly felt like they could be something more – that this was a serious camera that deserved more than just snapshots. Soon the holiday snapshots became trips specifically to shoot with the camera and explore our love of street photography.

With the release of the X-T1 suddenly our hobby cameras started finding their way into our professional wedding work – gradually at first until we quite quickly realised that there were more X-T1 images in there than photographs from our DSLR’s. It was when the X-Pro2 came our though that we knew we absolutely had a game changer on our hands and the DSLR’s were swiftly retired completely. Here was the camera that truly freed us to shoot the way we’d always wanted – the line between small hobby camera and professional workhorse was ripped up and suddenly one camera could give us everything we wanted. That increased synchronicity between our hobby and our profession acted as something of a catalyst in doing what we’d been striving for – combining our techniques of shooting street photography and wedding photography into one singular photographic style, and we’ve never been happier in our work. The X-Pro 2 has been absolutely integral to that and with our initial testing of the X-Pro3 in Mexico providing exciting results and the X100V immediately looking like being a brilliant accompaniment to our X-Pros and X-E3 we couldn’t be happier with the X-Series lineup. The real magic of all the Fujifilm cameras is the joy that it brings creating these photos, what Fujifilm have achieved is a camera system that you want to shoot with and that is a true gift.

Matériel

  • X-Pro3
  • X-Pro2
  • X-T1
  • X-E3
  • X100V
  • XF16mmF1.4 R WR
  • XF18mmF2 R
  • XF23mmF1.4 R
  • XF35mmF1.4 R
  • XF56mmF1.2 R
  • XF90mmF2 R LM WR

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