Matthew Ragen

Matthew Ragen

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Affection

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Isn't it cool that timeless images can be created by a mechanical device using a split second of light? Whether digital or film, photographs tell stories of time and place. I am inspired by the classic landscapes of Ansel Adams, the flower images of Ron van Dongen and Kenro Izu, and portfolio work from Michael Kenna, Tillman Crane, and others. But, just as much, I enjoy the photojournalism and fashion images of Fan Ho, portrait work from Phil Borges, and street photography from Daido Moriyama. My photos have been included in several books produced by photographers at Microsoft to benefit charitable organizations and I have worked with students in South Africa to produce a digital story video title “My Life, My Health” is also available in book format.
  • Canon 5D MII and 30D (IR Converted)
  • Olympus E-P3
  • Medium Format: Mamiya 7ii, Pentax 67ii, Holga
  • 35mm: Hasselblad XPAN II, Rollei 35S, Leica CM
  • Large Format: Ebony 45SWTi and Tachihara 4x5
  • Hasselblad XPAN 45mm, 90mm
  • Mamiya 7 43mm, 65mm, 80mm, 150mm
  • Pentax 67 55mm, 75mm, 105mm, 200mm, 300mm
  • Lensbaby Composer and 3G
  • Canon 50mm f1.4, 100mm f2.8 macro and 300mm f4L IS
  • Canon 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm
  • A bucketful of large format lenses from 75mm-300mm

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