Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Talks About His Portrait Process

All images in this post are screenshots from the video by Epson.

Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has created photo series’ that have been exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival amongst other places. He’s a celebrity portrait photographer who started out, admittedly, not know what he was doing. But later on he learned and eventually networked with a number of celebrities–which translates into him eventually photographing them. Since he’s been doing this for a while and on large format, he’s still very tied to the print. Until a few years ago, there weren’t any fine art matte papers that got the image perfect. But Epson’s new(ish) Legacy Fibre paper is exactly what he wants.

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TAP And DYE Announces New Horween Chromexcel Leather Straps

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Tap and Dye have always produced some positively beautiful pieces, and today they’re announcing nothing short of that. The latest additions to the LEGACY line of straps feature Chromexcel Horween Leather, and are handcut as pretty much everything that comes from the company is. We weren’t sure what Chromexcel is, but according to them it is characterized by rich pull-up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes. In English, that means that you’re supposed to have better comfort and durability. Chromexcel is still produced here in the United States using a bark retannage from a proprietary recipe and then genuine hot stuffed with a secret blend of natural oils and greases.

Justin, the company’s owner, is saying that each strap will be carefully handcrafted and hand finished with the utmost attention to detail–and that no two will be alike.

As for the wears, they have their new Horween Leather wrist strap available for pre-order for $85. These straps are mostly designed for rangefinders, film SLRs and mirrorless cameras. They’re also adjustable with a fairly soft interior finish.

Another update also came today to their neck straps. They now come with a protective bumper option for the spring clip version. This should now prevent scratching of your camera–which was a customer complaint before.

More photos of the new wears are after the jump.

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Review: Tap and Dye Legacy Camera Neck/Shoulder Strap 44″

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Tap and Dye Large Legacy strap (5 of 7)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 3.2

We previously reviewed the Tap and Dye Legacy Wrist Strap, and though we had some complaints about it the strap overall is still quite an excellent and well designed piece of functional swag. But despite how good the strap was, we still had an affinity for a full length strap for mirrorless cameras. We purchased the company’s Legacy Shoulder/Neck camera strap in the 44″ size, and after some wrestling with the strap, we were able to mount it onto the Olympus OMD EM5. Justin, the strap’s creator and the company’s owner, crafts them in NYC and delivers each strap in their own special cloth case.

But everything from there on is reminiscent of a love story.

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