Blog Assisting – Ed White at HSBC

Assisting – Ed White at HSBC

I just had a sweet weekend assisting Ed White . Ed is a great laid back photographer who went to school at the Brooks Institute in California. He shoots primarily with hot lights for his architecture and for a five floor building with various lighting issues, that means a “small” amount of gear. The sweetest bag has to be what we put the lightstands in. It’s designed by before they got into photo bags. It was actually designed to carry a rocket launcher for military use. Guess which one it is?

our gear for the weekend
Just a bit of gear...

Ed shoots with a sweet P25 back, hopefully I’ll get my hands on this kind of gear some day in the future. For those that don’t know the back replaces film and kicks out a HUGE file that gives you so much to work with it’s drool-worthy (…think of a sensor the size of your club camera). Here’s a shot of Ed cleaning said back.

So long dust and such !

We spent the whole weekend shooting the new HSBC building out in Burnaby. It’s meant to being going more towards more of an EA feel. Each floor has a color theme and some cool quotes.

HSBC Wallpaper
Each floor has quotes everywhere from different parts of the world

Working architecture is all about the small details but it’s amazing the difference changing the height of a chair, monitor or window blind can do to the shot. The first day was pretty hectic as the clients flew in from Chicago and we had a list of “must shoot” at dusk which involved a bit of dashing around to make the light last. We got it all done and wrapped at around 10:30pm. The next day was a little more chill, well as chill  as moving gear around a 5 story building can be (thank you elevators). All in all a sweet weekend, thanks Ed !

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