SanDisk Extreme Team – Week On Facebook

I have been a user of SanDisk memory cards for a very long time and a proud member of the Extreme Team for many years…A while back they asked me some questions about some of my favorite images and I can’t even remember the answers at this point but I thought I would post them to my blog as well as they appear. Now’s a good time to ask any questions about memory cards in the comments below and I’ll do my best to reply with an answer as soon as I can.

Welcome back to #SanDiskBehindTheLens! For a week at a time we will meet one photographer from the SanDisk Extreme Team, and get a behind-the-scenes look into some of their favourite images from their portfolio.

This month we caught up with The Passionate Photographer – Steve Simon to get an insight into his work. We will be showcasing and discussing his images each day this week so check back to see more.

Name: Steve Simon

Genre/Specialism: Documentary & Street Photography

Where do you call home?: New York City

How would you describe your style?: Intimate

Did you study photography professionally?: Yes

What is your go-to camera?: Nikon D810, D5 & D500. I go-to all three.

How long have you been a photographer?: From when I was old enough to hold a camera to my eye…

Favourite photographer: Josef Koudelka

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Image by SanDisk Extreme Team photographer The Passionate Photographer – Steve Simon. Captured in Havana, Cuba 2016, using a Nikon D810 & 58mm f1.4G lens @ f1.6 / 3200 ISO / 1/100th.

“I was walking back to my hotel and as I passed this bar I quietly took this image of a woman nursing her beer. I thought it captured a mood and feeling I sometimes encountered there… (and everywhere).”

Check back every day this week for more #SanDiskBehindTheLens images from Steve Simon.

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Image by SanDisk Extreme Team photographer The Passionate Photographer – Steve Simon. Captured in Havana, Cuba 2016, using a Nikon D810 & 58mm f1.4G lens @ f2 / 3200 ISO / 1/60th.

“It was shot on a street corner and I love shooting the old cars in Havana. I am always interested in seeing who is inside, which is why I often get in closer. I like staying in one place and letting the images come to me. I shot a few cycles of cars waiting for the light to change but this shot was my favourite.”

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Image by SanDisk Extreme Team photographer The Passionate Photographer – Steve Simon. Captured in Havana, Cuba 2016, using a Nikon D810 & 58mm f1.4G lens @ f1.6 /3200 ISO / 1/100th.

“I love the atmosphere and mood of the night in Havana. There is jubilation, laughter and fun but there are also quiet moments that I find I’m most drawn to, like this musician on the Prado.”

Check back every day this week for more #SanDiskBehindTheLens images from Steve Simon.

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 Image by SanDisk Extreme Team photographer The Passionate Photographer – Steve Simon. Captured in Havana, Cuba 2016, using a D810 & 35mm f1.4G lens @f1.8 / 80 ISO / 1/400th.“There was plenty of action at the boxing club but I liked this moment when a young boxer listens to the stern wisdom of his coach.”

Check back every day this week for more #SanDiskBehindTheLens images from Steve Simon.

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Image by SanDisk Extreme Team photographer The Passionate Photographer – Steve Simon. Captured in Havana, Cuba 2012, with a Nikon D600 &Nikkor 24-85mm G lens @ f3.6 / 100 ISO /1/8th.

“I was trying to get a panning shot of an old car that captures the vibrancy and speed I experienced in Havana and this one came the closest to what I was looking for.”

For a week at a time we’ll be focusing on the work of a photographer from the SanDisk Extreme Team, sharing their shots as part of the #SanDiskBehindTheLens series. To see more of Steve Simon‘s work visit www.stevesimonphoto.com

 

For a week at a time we’ll be focusing on the work of a photographer from the SanDisk Extreme Team, sharing their shots as part of the #SanDiskBehindTheLens series. Check back each day this week for more from Steve Simon.

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