Who is Carl?
Carl is a photographer.
Waking up at 2am and driving north for several hours is not something the general population likes to do on a weekday morning, but for Carl, it’s a moment of peace and tranquility; a moment when there is very little going on, and the day is new. These moments are what drives Carl to pursue that perfect sunrise, or that serene moment.
Since the age of seven Carl has always had an active interest in photography, starting with a small red Hanimax 35mm point & shoot camera, he then inherited an old family 35mm warhorse with a 50mm lens before moving to a to a Pentax MZ50. After not being an active photographer during high school and part of uni life, he was enchanted by a Canon EOS 20D that a friend had purchased. Eventually saving enough money for his own, he spent several years using the Canon 20D for mostly hobby pursuits, as well as working as a small sports event shooter, and photographing several weddings for friends.
Carl’s romance with film continued when he purchased a Pentax 645 (medium format) camera, as well as a Busch Pressman 4×5 (large format) camera. Currently he shoots with a Canon EOS 5D MKII and two L series lenses (17-40mm f4.0 and a 24-70mm f2.8), while still occasionally shooting with the Busch Pressman 4×5.
Simplicity is something that Carl is a firm believer in, a passion developed after spending time working with inelegant and complex hardware systems, so it’s no surprise that for Carl, his passion is for minimalist photos.