Our paths crossed at an outdoor market in downtown Los Angeles. I was there to eat and he was there to work.
I asked the young man with the elaborate camera setup if it’s as heavy as it looks. A partial nod of his head told me all I needed to know.
Steadicam technology isn’t new. I’ve been lucky to have seen a number of different variants in action. Seeing a skilled operator effortlessly deploy their rig is like watching a circus act.
Being a spectator is where my fascination ends. That and loads of admiration for excellent craft skills.
For my work, a hand-held camera is more than enough labor.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.
Stephen Kennedy, Photographer: 314-621-6545