Unlike many professionals, you will never see Richard Young straining under a heavy camera bag slung over his shoulder. When mixing with the stars he prefers to keep his kit to a minimum
What is in your kit bag when you go to work?
I have two D4 bodies, but all I carry with me is one. I don’t use bags, they’re all cumbersome and I don’t need it. When I walk in I don’t want to look like a photographer as such. That sounds terrible, I know, but I want to go somewhere looking comfortable, so I just take a D4 with the 24-120mm and flash and I’m ready to work. In my pocket I have a packet of lithium batteries. Everything has been charged up overnight.
What about memory cards?
I always carry 8Gb cards, that’s enough for me. You don’t need to buy any other size. I have three with me, two in my pocket and one in the camera. I have an assistant, and I throw him the card when there are 250 or 300 images on it. He will download them and edit them and send them to the various places they have to go.