Photographing Photographers

My colleague Sam Landers and I have been working on book projects in Chicago, London and Hong Kong, showcasing the work of young and emerging photographers in each of those cities. As part of that series (called Trope City Editions) I’ve been doing portraits of the photographers, most of the time in locations that they might pick themselves. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for these reluctant subjects to adjust to being in front of the camera, but most settle down quickly and make it easy on me. I’ve been using a range of cameras, Hasselblad, Leica, and Canon — and am always interested in which cameras the photographers in front of my camera like to shoot with: Sony, Nikon... iPhone. The Chicago book will be in stores by fall, with the others to follow. Check updates at

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