Yves Behar - Bilan Magazine


 Yves Behar

I was asked to photograph Yves Behar at his San Francisco design studio Fuse Project for Bilan magazine.

Before we started, Yves noticed my camera and was fascinated by it.  He said he'd never seen a camera like it.  He was being genuine but I did find it hard to believe that one of the greatest product designers of our time had never seen a Contax 645.  Although, I will say it probably looked a bit more unique with the larger battery grip and bellows style lens shade.  I love that camera for many practical and functional reasons; but one of the more superficial reasons I love it is that not many people have them or even know what they are.  If I'm shooting with a Canon, the subject or someone on the set will invariably say "oh, I have one of those".  I know it's ridiculous for me to think about, but when you're supposed to be the professional at the shoot, it's nice to have equipment that most non-professionals wouldn't have or even know about.

And after grabbing another camera most people don't see much anymore, a Mamiya 7II, I shot some film in the Fuse Project gallery.

 Yves in the Fuse Project gallery

Yves in the Fuse Project gallery

 Yves Behar Bilan Magazine Tearsheet

Yves Behar Bilan Magazine Tearsheet