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Many pho­tog­ra­phers shoot video as well as stills. David thinks the two are com­pletely dif­fer­ent, but with 4K cam­eras now com­mon­place, he says stills pho­tog­ra­phers face an un­cer­tain fu­ture…

Do you shoot video?

Never. I have no plans to do so. It’s a dif­fer­ent job. It’s like ex­pect­ing Fed­erer to play bad­minton; it’s played with a rac­quet, but it’s a dif­fer­ent game. I re­ally love pho­tog­ra­phy and I think it is so much more pow­er­ful if you can hit one re­ally good photo. You can com­mu­ni­cate so much more than with mov­ing images that re­quire sound, mu­sic, edit­ing to get that same ‘wow’ ef­fect. Many of my col­leagues are now do­ing both and I don’t un­der­stand that. The pho­tog­ra­phers who are start­ing to film in 4K and ex­tract pho­tos from films, I think is the worst thing be­cause it kills the mar­ket. You don’t think the same when you shoot a film as when you take a photo. I have a job now as a di­rec­tor of a movie and I see how dif­fer­ent it re­ally is. At the be­gin­ning of this project I was di­rect­ing and I was try­ing to shoot at the same time, but it was im­pos­si­ble to com­bine both.

Blanche de Per­roc, first de­scent of the north face Nikon D800, Nikon AF -S 24-85mm

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