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Photography Equipment Arranged Neatly

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We’ve shared photographs of neatly arranged camera gear before, but they’ve generally been cameras disassembled into its individual components. Photographer Jim Golden took the whole “neatly arranged” concept to a whole new level recently: he shot the photograph above after arranging more than 190 cameras, lenses, and accessories in his studio.

Golden tells us that he had been wanting to shoot a photo like this for around a year when Nike’s in-house photo production team approached him to commission the image to decorate a new studio they were building in Portland, Oregon.

He then set to work with his stylist Kristin Lane and his photo assistant Sam Slater.

The equipment seen in the photograph was provided by 20 different photographers in the Portland area. It includes all kinds of gear, from large format cameras with bellows to the latest and greatest DSLR lenses. Golden had the photogs drop off their gear collections a few days prior to the photo shoot.

The morning of the shoot, he and his team took all the gear out of their protective cases and arranged them on tables. They then set the largest cameras and pieces down on the ground first, and arranged the smaller items around the larger ones.

Neatly arranging all the items took roughly 10 hours to do.

Nike Camera Shoot : Jim Golden Studios

Nike Camera Shoot : Jim Golden Studios

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Nike Camera Shoot : Jim Golden Studios

The final photograph was turned into a 120x96in (10x8ft) print that is now being displayed in the atrium of Nike’s new photo studio (click the photo below to see a higher-res version of the image).

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You can have a print for yourself if you’d like — Golden is selling large-ish prints of the piece.


Image credits: Photographs by Jim Golden and used with permission


 
  • http://twitter.com/tonylpartridge Tony Partridge

    This is awesome. I could look at it for ages… My mouth is drooling :)

  • Speedmastersam

    Someone name them all…GO!

  • Mansgame

    they would look nice mounted on a giant wall

  • http://www.johnmaclean.com/ John MacLean Photography

    I’m more interested to know what it was shot with, camera, lens and light?

  • http://twitter.com/NMatosPDX Nate Matos

    As a photographer in Portland with nearly 300 cameras in my collection – let alone interesting accessories. I am disapointed I was not contacted to help contribute to this haha

  • jim Golden

    @John_MacLean_Photography:disqus Hassie H3DII, HC 50mm II mounted on a Foba Asaba stand with extension, Pocket Wizard plus2 firing 2x Profoto D4 packs each with 1 Acute head. f11, 1/125 sec. ISO 50

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1357770135 Tom Bryan

    I want a poster of this!

  • Mike Selsky

    More Leica M plz. Mamiya 7?

  • Guest

    Here I am thinking..wow someone has a larger collection than my 160+ cameras..and then I read that they belong to 20 different people…aww lame… It made me feel like less of a “hoarder”. :P
    Still a great photo by an excellent, creative and original photographer who has produced a lot of fine work, who’s works stands out and above so much of this constant derivative and superficial gimmickry we are typically flooded with nowadays (and on Petapixel in particular).

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephan.haggerty Stephan Haggerty

    Here I am thinking..wow someone has a larger collection than my 160+ cameras…It made me feel like less of a “hoarder”. :P and then I read that they belong to 20 different people…aww lame…
    Still a great photo by an excellent, creative and original photographer who has produced a lot of fine work, who’s works stands out and above so much of this constant derivative and superficial gimmickry we are typically flooded with nowadays (and on Petapixel in particular).

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephan.haggerty Stephan Haggerty

    Please…don’t tempt me.. because I can and it kind of scares me. lol At least 90% without using reference, anyways, 99% with references. Everything pictured was mass produced even the antique models, though obviously in much smaller numbers.

  • Anggur

    Arri SR!!

  • hilarieschaffer52ie

    @twitter-114909168:disqus Cameron. I agree that Patrick`s rep0rt is inconceivable, on thursday I
    got a new Buick since getting a check for $8997 this-past/five weeks and
    over 10 grand last munth. it’s actualy the most-rewarding Ive ever
    done. I started this 4 months ago and immediately earned minimum $70
    p/h. ,­ ­ ­A­s­k­2­5­.­­c­o­m­

  • http://www.johnmaclean.com/ John MacLean Photography

    Thanks Jim! Either that HC 50mm has low distortion, or you fixed the barrel distortion in the RAW converter. I’m guessing the latter! Good work – fun shot!

  • http://www.johnmaclean.com/ John MacLean Photography

    Pity – no Nikon F2AS :(
    but 4 Olympus XA’s – that strange!

  • JimGolden

    Thanks everyone, this was a fun photo to make, a long time coming. I reached out to my friends and colleagues for what they wanted to offer up, so that’s what we had to work with. There are def. some unique items in there, but lacking in some areas, as pointed out. Some I was hoping for a Plaubel Makina 67, a Fuji “Texas Leica” or 2, Mamiya 6 or 7, some M Leicas, Fuji 6×17, hassie xpan, a few 23 press cameras, etc etc. But there are some gems in there…and most importantly a lot of these came with some really good tales…

  • aaa

    I find the lighting inappropriate

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=193303596 Zachary Larsen

    That’s because the XA series is freaking awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=193303596 Zachary Larsen

    Olympus XA!!! Sweet!! Also, is that a Yahsica TLR on the bottom left? (I just picked up a Yashica 12!) And, I am 90% sure that the strap along the left side is the same one that I have on my D90 right now!

  • Samcornwell

    Right now I’m feeling sorry for the poor family member not in the portrait because it had to take the photo.

  • http://www.johnmaclean.com/ John MacLean Photography

    That’s a vague statement with no alternative! Show some samples of yours on how you’d do it better.

    Do you have any idea how difficult it is to light this size area with one head, and get it even, and without reflecting? The light (and shadow) are just perfect.

  • http://www.johnmaclean.com/ John MacLean Photography

    ha! Yeah they were cool little cameras with sharp glass, but one of them would’ve been ok with me. ;)

  • aaa

    I would lose the shadows. This means either using a giant light source, or lit them separately and than put the image piece by piece together.
    Why loosing the shadow. Because now it looks like they are floating in the air and the shadow doesn’t really fall on anything. If it would be done on a surface that would resemble any sort of ground, I wouldn’t have any problems with the lightning.

    Or to the entire thing on a black surface, rim everything from behind – this one would be impossible to do with one shot.

  • Scott M

    4 Polaroid SX-70s :) Nice to NOT see the ubiquitous white Canon lens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericisaac Eric Isaac

    starting from the top left: Mamiya RZ 67. Who’s next?

  • 4dmaze

    Love the Apple Quicktake 100 in the center. Might be one of the only digitals on the page. Is that a Mamiya 7 II in the bottom left? Wish there was a bigger image.

  • Majic Jordanz

    God bless Nike shoes. I will forget this image long before I shall forget the impact Nike has made on my life as an artist. I grew up in mostly african american schools in the 80s and 90s.

  • RandyHI

    I relied on the Pentax 1­­°/3° Spotmeter. I even made an “Ansel Adams” Zone decal to use with the EV scale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294996052 Robert Doby

    Photography Equipment Arranged Neatly 2 – Electric Boogaloo.

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