I haven’t always been a minimalist. Back in the day when I had a 5th floor loft studio in downtown St. Louis I filled the place with found art, road signs and some vintage neon. I also had the plan fitted out for production not to mention a jam-packed storage room with ridiculous props and cases of photo and lighting gear that would make an Air Force loadmaster cringe.
But that was long, long ago.
Over the past couple decades I’ve been paring, trimming and downsizing all aspects of my life with the goal of creating better photographs. In fact everything I need for a personal or commercial photography session fits comfortably in a very small backpack that will slide under even the most petite airline seat. Even on the planes in which every seat is a window seat. For me, less really is more.
I’m naturally attracted to the tools and tool containers that are just right. Apparently some wise traffic cops in New York share my vision.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.