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2020.04.26 Jack Picone

X-T4: "Photography in Motion" Jack Picone

Jack Picone

Jack Picone,出生在新南威尔士州的Moree,现居曼谷,是一名国际知名摄影记者和纪实摄影师。
Picone的作品涉及从20世纪90年代起历经多年的八场战争,包括亚美尼亚、南斯拉夫、索马里、卢旺达、巴勒斯坦、伊拉克、利比里亚、苏丹、安哥拉和前苏联中亚。
Picone算是20世纪90年代成熟起来、一批新的澳大利亚摄影师,一群不仅仅报道每天的日常事件,还要记录身边更深层的社会问题。这在Picone最近记录HIV艾滋病的大流行显得更加明显。他在摄影实践中,对拍摄对象采用了非侵入性以及从容不迫的方式,例如他在苏丹遥远的努巴山区的作品。Picone所从事的纪实摄影主要是与他人自由交流,讲述他们的故事——首先是在微观上,然后在宏观层面上为不同文化之间的沟通提供一个催化剂。
Picone是澳大利亚报告文学节的联合创始人之一,Jack Picone Photography以及Stephen Dupont Documentary Workshops的创始人。同时他也是多项新闻摄影以及纪实摄影最负盛名奖项的获得者。
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What I love about shooting the FUJIFILM X-T4 in Kathmandu is its unobtrusiveness. Its retro design synchs seamlessly with Kathmandu’s urban and fluid landscape.

Like Kathmandu itself, the X-T4 has a dual personality on the outside; it resonates retro with classic design lines not eclipsed by time. On the inside, it is all twenty-first-century space-age technology. It’s a compelling combination.

Nepal is a spiritually multi-dimensional and creative place. Much of its creativity is rooted in Hinduism. In Kathmandu, Hinduism is omnipresent in life and death. Hinduism is a conversation between life and death. It is reflected in Nepalese culture in its religious iconography, art, writing, graffiti, music and its cremations on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river. Unlike most Western countries, the Nepalese people are unconcerned with the documentation of their dead. They are inclusive of it. It is an intrinsic part of the Hindu religion to share life’s experiences to promote a culture of understanding between people everywhere. Hindus believe we are all the same and we are all in this life together. Sharing death is part of that philosophy.

Photographing the ritual of death is mostly about respect, unobtrusiveness and speed. There can be beauty in pathos, and poetic and sorrowful photographs can be made or lost – forever – in microseconds. I found while documenting the cremations at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu that the fold away screen, large dials and controls on the top of the X-T4 allowed me to work fast, be present, stay in the moment, and learn about the Nepalese peoples’ conversation about death. The opposite of the preceding glued to the screen scrolling through endless menu pages is a lessor experience.

I push my cameras to the extreme ‘edge’ of what they are capable of. Having six and a half stops of image stabilization, lighting fast autofocus, lots of film simulations and extra battery life keeps me on ‘the edge’ where most of the potent photographs happen.

The FUJIFILM X-T4 is intuitive, fast, fluid and a natural extension of me and my creativity.