What is inside photographer's bag is usually a well-kept secret. Some photographers are happy to share it, some keep it to themselves, but on average we almost all use the same tools and the final result depends more on the creativity of the photographer, technical knowledge, eye for composition & small details, luck and of course post-processing.
'In My Photography Bag' series of articles we aim to collect and look at the work of established & upcoming skateboard photographers of past and present, as well as riders turned photographers and show what can be achieved with both simple & sophisticated tools available on the market.
We start the series with Graham Tait - film photography advocate & photographer behind North Skateboard Magazine.
Graham is an analogue photography supporter and despite all the difficulties that come with that - still shoots on both 35mm & medium format film. His setup is simple but very effective - legendary panoramic Hasselblad Xpan camera for 35mm stock and medium format workhorses - Hasselblad 500 CM & Hasselblad 2003 FCW cameras with just 3 medium format lenses - 30mm fisheye, 80mm standard and 150mm telephoto. As for lighting - he's got affordable and time-tested Sunpak 555 flashes.
Graham was kind enough and provided us with a selection of his work shot with the cameras and accompanied it with insights into each photograph.
Hasselblad Xpan panoramic camera + Hasselblad 45mm f/4 lens