Wanted to thank Vistek, Elinchrom and AstroLab Studios Inc. for having me share my photographic journey.  And a special thanks to everyone that came out to share their evening with me. The event was amazing, I was touched by all the Instagram messages.

My aim is always to inspire and I hope I achieved that. I can’t wait for my next opportunity share my love and passion for photography with you.


So as most of you know I shoot medium format when I’m not shooting with my Nikon D4, and have mainly shot with a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID. When I first got the camera, I would take it along on my travels. Recently while doing some spring cleaning I came across some old exposed 6×7 film shot back in 2013. What I found on these rolls were just amazing.

Here are a few of those captures.

Nikon S2 ad courtesy of Nikon Inc.

In February I picked up a Nikon S2 Rangefinder – For those that do not know the history of this camera let me shed some light on it for you.

The Nikon S2 released in 1955 was one of the Japanese camera makers best-selling cameras selling over 56,000 pieces. Built like a tank the body is sturdy and works well in any weather conditions. This camera is completely mechanical so no batteries required – that also means no meter so there is definitely that learning curve to those that haven’t shot with older vintage cameras or film.

So enough about the camera and back to the fun stuff – shooting film. So last time I shot film was probably in the early 2000s, probably over 15 years ago, damn its been that long crazy. Well, let’s just say it wasn’t like riding a bike. I had to re-educate myself in regards to Hyper-focusing, Zone Focusing and Sunny 16 rule to get the right exposure. After a 2 weeks and 2 rolls of expired film,  I finally dropped off my film to be developed. For those that live in Toronto – Toronto Image Works was amazing for both developing and providing digital scans of my shots.

I was surprised by the images that came – good to know I still got it few shots were underexposed but 80% or was spot on. There’s something about shooting film that digital definitely lacks, and that’s the surprise of seeing the shots you captured when you get it back from the lab.

Please see below for a selection from my 2 rolls. Images were shot on Ilford XP2 Super 35MM 400 and Fujifilm Neopan 400 Professional.



A sample from my recent portrait session with Maylin Aguirre from Milano, Italia. We have been trying to coordinate a shoot for over 4 years and finally the stars connected in 2018. Photographed with the NIKON D4 and lit by Elinchrom ELB400 w/ a Rotalux 100cm Octobox.

ISO160 f3.5 1/125 Nikon D4 35mm

ALPA 12 XY Limited Edition 10 Years: The End of an Era

With the release of its 10 limited edition ALPA 12 XY,  Alpa closes a chapter on yet another amazing camera. Created in 2006 the camera has become a favorite to architectural, automotive and landscape photographers.

ALPA 12 XY Limited Edition 10 Years

“We had to develop a stable camera, being also able to rise and fall the front at the same time”, ALPA-Co-Owner André Oldani remembers. “All the manipulations, including stitching and shifting, had to be possible without taking the camera off the tripod.”… “It was probably the first camera with this wide but still highly precise range of settings”, Oldani says. “And weight was no real issue back then. But now we have to follow the general trends toward smaller and lighter cameras.”


ALPA 12 XY Limited Edition 10 Years




Exciting news from Switzerland…

Elinchrom LTD,  just announced the new ELB 1200 Battery pack and stobe heads.

Weighing  only 4.3 kg and equipped with a bright dimmable LED modelling lamp, Elinchrom is promising these new  flash heads will provide exceptional capabilities for both still photography and video.

As of now, no price has been announced the new ELB 1200 are promised to hit the stores early June 2017.

A Powerful Unit

  • 1200 Ws, for only 3,2 kg (without battery)
  • Compact: 18 cm x 13 cm x 28 cm
  • Weather resistant design
  • Fast recycling times: 1.7s in FAST mode, 3s in DEFAULT mode

3 Flash Heads

  • Action, Pro and Hi-Sync heads
  • Aluminum housing and tilt head
  • Flash and/or continuous LED light (dimmable)
  • For both still photography and video

Li-Ion Battery

  • Battery Air (included): 1.1 kg
  • 215 flashes / 80 min continuous LED light
  • Battery HD (optional): 1.5 kg
  • 400 flashes / 120 min continuous LED light
  • USB output to charge mobile devices


  • A and B outlets
  • 2:1 (66%:33%) asymmetry
  • 1:1 (50%:50%) option
  • 1.7s recycling time in FAST mode
  • 3.0s recycling time in DEFAULT mode
  • Large OLED control display
  • Head recognition
  • LED illuminated outlets, show which head is active
  • Each head can be activated or deactivated separately
  • Flash duration display
  • Strobe, delay and sequence features
  • Precise colour consistency
  • Reliable flash duration consistency
  • USB input for firmware updates


Battery Air – 90 Wh

Designed to travel safe and light.
The battery Air offers 215 flashes at full power, or 80 min of continuous light at full LED power. An ELB 1200 unit with a battery Air is allowed as carry-on baggage for travelling by Air with one spare battery.
The battery Air is included with the ELB 1200.

Battery HD – 144 Wh

A power-house for studio and on-location use.
The battery HD offers 400 flashes at full power, or 120 min of continuous light at full LED power.
This item is not included in the set and has to be purchased separately.


  • Battery Air – 1.1 kg
  • Battery HD – 1.5 kg
  • Weather resistant
  • Humidity and dust protected
  • Battery box cover for safe transportation
  • 5V USB power output
  • Shipping mode for traveling
  • Battery charge level indicator

Flash Heads


  • 92 CRI dimmable daylight LED
  • Equivalent to 250w Halogen lamp
  • For both still photography and video
  • Aluminum housing
  • 22.5 cm x 14 cm x 23 cm
  • 2.2 kg
  • Aluminum tilt head
  • 7 mm and/or 8 mm umbrella tube
  • Silent video mode
  • Compatible with all full sized Elinchrom accessories
All specs and images/video provided by Vistek/ Elinchrom LTD.