Hi there and welcome -
It´s a well known fact that many photographers like to think of themselves or at least thrive to be "masters of light".
I do like to challenge myself in facing the light directly and doing my best to control it, in the end however I´ll be the first to admit that in all practicality, light is my master. Whenever it exposes itself in one of its most beautiful forms, it is difficult for me to resist that urge to hunt it down and capture it.
Generally speaking, my photography is directed by my mood and intuition when I set up and take the shots and by my interest in processing techniques when I finalize them in order to best suit my concept, always trying to adequately replicate or extend the human vision.
I use digital processing for expressive images with true-to-life or, ideally, better-than-life dynamics, details and contrasts. The HDR/I techniques I use involve exposure blending, bracketing, digital panoramic stitching, focus stacking, tone-mapping, along with standard processing methods. The treatment I apply is often complex and varies, depending on the individual image and my vision for any current project.
I do appreciate traditional photography (in the sense of taking one shot and leaving it "as is", unedited) and admire the old masters as well as photographers still working with film today, but also see its technical and most of all, practical shortcomings, rendering it far less than ideal for my favorite type of scene.
For my landscape, cityscape and architecture images I am often initially attracted by atmosphere and light of any given location, all the more so when it is gloriously filling natural (and naturally beautiful) places, ones which evoke a feeling of solitude, timelessness and sometimes even spiritual power. Scenes defined by LEDs and neon can be stunning as well - but obviously, nothing beats natural light in its endless shades of beauty.
For portraits, I tend to prefer natural light as well, perhaps with a little added fill-light.
Although I tend to find nature´s creations, locations and landscapes most rewarding, I can seldom resist the beauty of great technological and architectural achievements or the grandeur of modern urbanity.
In terms of equipment, I originally joined the "dark side" with my first (DX) Nikon, and never left.
AB´s work is represented for commercial use by Getty Images, Robert Harding World Imagery, Aurora Photos, Stocksy.
AB´s photography has been exhibited, published and featured in numerous international advertising campaigns, digital media and print publications (book and magazine covers / interiors).
In no particular order:
Adidas China, Al Jazeera Network, Apple, Philip Morris, Heinrich Bauer Verlag, BD Network, Gore-Tex Korea, Volkswagen, Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, National Geographic, McCann-Erickson, UPS, CEDC International, Microsoft Multimedia Publishing, Arte TV, Proximity London, JWT NY, McKinsey and Company, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bahn, Eigenfabrikaat, Google, Yahoo!, Expedia, U.S. News and World Report Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, AOL, MSN, Axel Springer AG, TUI, ELLE Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Huffington Post, The Times (UK), The Wall Street Journal, Viacom Media Networks, Irish Times, Forbes (New York, Russia), Burda Thailand, Gallery Olympic Commitee Switzerland, Kunth Verlag, Focus Magazin GmbH, Die Welt, Playboy Magazine Hungary, Discovery Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Men´s Journal, Random House UK (Germany), ACP Magazines, Pacific Magazines, Sterling Publishing, Weldon Owen Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Absolute Publishing, Ink Publishing, VOGUE/Condé Nast Publishing, MCK Publishing, NBC Universal Digital IVillage, Yellow Pages Group, American Express Escape Magazine, United State of Fans/TBWA, The Other Agency, Traina Design, Washington Post, Lonely Planet Publications, CNN, Ernst & Young, Samsung Electronics, Virgin Atlantic, Jetstar Airways, Shell International, Education Next (Harvard University), DestinAsia Group, Siemens, Razorfish, Rodgers Townsend, Panacea/Business Traveller Magazine, Portman Architects, Ogilvy & Mather NY, and many others.
I primarily use Nikon FX equipment.
All Images available here have been created using the following bodies:
Nikon D800 (36MP)
Nikon D7000 (16MP)
Nikon D5000 (12MP)
Nikkor 18-105mm F4.5 - 5.6
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8
Tokina 12-24mm F4
Nikkor 55-300 F4.5 - 5.6
Nikkor 14-24 F2.8 ED N
Nikkor 16-35mm F4 VR ED N
Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 ED N
Nikkor 50mm 1.4D
Nikkor 28-300 VR ED
Thank you for your visit,