Antonio Saba Photography
Antonio Saba began shooting professionally back in 1987 after receiving his university degree in advertising photography at the European Institute of design in Italy.
After working for more than 20 years with large format film cameras, in 2005 he converted to digital photography and began shooting with a variety of Nikon DSLRs.
How did you discover Medium format digital systems?
“In 2013 I moved my main business to Dubai, and last year I was introduced to the marvel of the Cambo WRS system from the fellows that I rent my gear from, HotColdStudio, Dubai.
I decided to purchase; a Cambo WRS5000, two Rodenstock lenses 28mm HR Digaron-S, 70mm HR Digaron-W and a Phase One IQ150 digital camera back.”
Why did you purchase the Cambo system?
“In the past I had been using Perspective Control lenses with my DLSR. They proved impossible to produce the results I wanted because the rear shift movement was too small, lens distortion is an issue and the lack of quality at the edge of the lenses was also a problem.
What I really love about the Cambo WRS5000 is the feeling to be back to my long time, missed, view camera, with very precise rear shift plus rise and fall movements. To add to this the lenses produce amazing quality images, they are sharp edge to edge. The Wide RS lens locking mount is precise, and all together the camera is extremely lightweight and portable – especially when compared to the old days using large format camera systems.”
What type of photography do you shoot with your digital system?
“I use the WRS5000 for architectural, landscape and lifestyle fine art photography. I mainly shoot advertising for the luxury hospitality industry with my latest commercial work being for The Peninsula Tokyo, The Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri, The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai and The Shangri-La Hotel Dubai.
Besides having lots of work in the pipeline I have recently completed images for my new coffee table book of fine art photography “Antonio Saba, Chasing Beauty.” This will be ready and printed early December 2017.”
Behind The Scenes
Antonio has a great team working with him and he certainly captures the beauty within these scenes and brings them to the fore in his photoshoot. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did.
You can see more of Antonio’s work here Website