28/05/08

The First Fifty

Well, it's taken 3 years and 6 months, but I've finally shot my 50th magazine cover. in truth, I've shot quite a few more than this, but I decided quite a while ago to only count my chickens once they'd hatched, and I'd actually got the finished copy in my hand.

By my current reckoning, there's at least 8 that haven't "hatched" yet - about 4 of which I never got sent (!), and another 4 (minimum) which I've shot in recent months and have yet to be published. I can't be certain about this last number, as I've shot quite a few potential images, but whether they'll meet the required standards is yet to be seen, as in most cases the conditions on the day (including yesterday!) were not great.

Some scores:
  1. First cover shot: October 2004, last cover (in order of appearance on the above set) December 2007 - although there are 6 in there that were shot January-April 2008.
  2. Golf Covers - 22, Poker Covers - 18, Woking Magazine Covers (!) - 5, PriceWaterhouseCoopers - 4, Britannia Building Society - 1
  3. Taken in 6 different countries - UK, Spain, Portugal, Dubai, Monte Carlo, Italy.
  4. Only 16 were taken in the studio, and the rest in various locations
  5. Here's where it gets really nerdy, but I know deep down you care - 27 were taken on the 1D Mark II, 22 on the 5D, and 1 on a Hasselblad with a Phase One P30 up it's arse.
Here's to the next 50!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Congratulations!

What model Hasselblad did you use? I just obtained a 500C, and have been researching possibilities (and costs) of a digital back.

Cheers to your next 50.

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Chris

11 June 2008 13:21  
Blogger Photosmudger said...

Hi Chris,

I'm pretty sure it was an H2, which I personally felt was a bit of a dog, but then I've never liked 'blads. As for what will fit with what, you're best off checking both manufacturers websites (hasselblad and whichever company makes the back you're thinking about) I know very little about backs I'm afraid!

Tom

11 June 2008 13:32  

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