Was great to be asked to write an article for Mark Condon’s great photography resource… https://shotkit.com/jeremy-park/
here’s a snippet of the article.
I’m a photographer from Sydney, Australia who’s been shooting for about 20 years. It doesn’t seem like long to me, but I guess it has been – especially considering how gear has changed! My kit bag has gone through about four major evolutionary changes to where it is now.
Firstly, as a young photographer in the 90’s with no money, I started small. A second-hand Mamiya 645, an 80mm f/2.8 lens, Polaroid and film backs and a Quantum off camera flash. That was about the bare minimum I could get away with to shoot portraits for magazines.
Then, as my career grew and kit bags got larger, I switched to a Contax 645. After a few years I dumped that for a Hasselblad 645 with the full range of lenses. I flew to Japan for a weekend shopping spree and bought all the Hassey gear in one go at Bic Camera…I think I made the salesman’s week!
I also moved into Broncolor lighting, purchasing a ring flash (as that look was in demand in the early 2000’s), a few heads and second-hand packs. Shortly after that I added two Broncolor Mobil packs, which really allowed me to get a look with outdoor flash that wasn’t too common at the time. Putting lights in trees and on the beach, always trying to beat the sun!
Follow this link to read the rest of the story : https://shotkit.com/jeremy-park/