In your bag No: 1564 – Christian Fregnan
Christian neatly displays the tools of choice for his new found passion of street photography and observing people’s peculiarities.
I’m Christian Fregnan, Italian from Milan, and I live in Amsterdam and Maastricht; I work with furniture, unique pieces and restoration, and I’m also assistant for Studio Valentin Loellmann.
Everyday into my bag:
– Macbook and iPhone 6S [that I used to shot], so light and stylish that I accepted to bring always with me a dongle;
– notes and pens;
– a meter, my lucky charm from the japanese brand MUJI, and a knife;
– Lacie rugged and cables;
– watches, a Seyko diver and a Garmin;
– backpack, obviously, made by a friend in Maastricht, Lukas Cober, but also the camera’s strap;
– and, last but first, an X-Pro2 equipped with Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.4 and Fujinon 18mm f2;
During the week I’m so busy that usually I don’t shot, so in the weekend I’m visiting the Holland by train; it’s a little country and it’s easy visit a city in just a day, a pair of hours are enough to go from side to the other, take some nice shoots and go back home!
I’m growed up in a family where the only photographer was my father; he was a passionate sub photographer, a really different kind of style and technique. Probably from him I took the passion for photography but for watches as well.
I felt in love with photography using an Fujifilm X-T20 that I sold one week later to buy this X-Pro2; watching through that viewfinder, damn, it’s so inspiring!
I use old lenses because I’m almost always shooting in manual focus, so it’s very nice and cheap try different focals lenght.
Usually my favourite style is streetphotography but I also shot artworks and, mostly, people watching art.
I’m writing this little presentation trying to share my new interest, passion and work; I took more myself confidence when one of my photos was selected in the last Unsplash awards in the category Interiors and Architecture.
I started photographing people because the artworks were almost nothing to say. Don’t misunderstand me, artworks already say everything, too much of themselves, they don’t need someone to photograph and tell their stories.
From my point of view, there is much more to tell people who stop to observe, each with its own interests, each with its peculiarities; some obsessively observe, others stopping to scrutinize the work deeper, others just looking the smartphone screen.
Technically there is not much to tell. My style takes a lot from street photography, stealing people’s moments of everyday life, breaking a bit of privacy and trying to tell something. Post process is really light and not invasive, I don’t like to transform and de-naturalized colors and perception.
Thanks to share my bag!
Studio Christian Fregnan
Site – www.christianfregnan.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/christianfregnan/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/christianfregnan/
Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/@christianfregnan
Thanks for sending us your bag shot Chris. Indeed the world opens up when you take the time to observe.
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And where is the film? O.o
I thank infinitely Bellamy for this opportunity, I have been following this blog for a long time and it is an honor to take part!
The FILM is in the Camera…. @Javier,. Oh My Gosh, FILM. I chose this as my FIRST what’s in your camera bag “READ”. Christian had me at…… Milan. Your comment about “I started photographing people because the artworks were almost nothing to say.” well, sometimes its that GREAT ART, or ARCHITEXTURE….. yes, spelling here to demonstrate that Art and texture mean something as much as Street Photos do…. I observe people obbsesiblly on their CELL PHONE screens,,,, not first admiring the work, building what ever, they take the cell shot… IF they really cared, had a passion… YOU need to SEE what you can turn that ART into YOUR art… its all in the prospective…. YOU laid out your bag like a TRUE ARTIST…. Roba buona… CIAO.