The Versatile Deen Schroeder
Deen creates magnificent images with the Fujifilm X-T10 camera body and the popular portrait lens, namely the Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4. The X-T10 is a compact system he loves and when it comes to film photography, he loves the Leica M3, Mamiya RB67 and the Olympus Mju-ii, which he describes as his ultimate “dream machine.”
Deen tends to lean more towards inner city surroundings for the perfect location although his favourite location changes from time to time, the energy in Johannesburg is something he enjoys exploring.
His advice for new photographers is to go out and find your own voice. It might take years but when you find your voice and discover who you are, the essence of who you are will be transferred in your photographs. Learn from sources around you, copy it even or imitate it if you have to, knowing that it is a step towards finding your own voice.
When I asked Deen why he chose photography he said: “It’s taken me many years to find a passionate pursuit in life and this is definitely it. Whether it earns me money or not, I will continue shooting for as long as I can.” This sentence made me realise that Deen is a photographer worth knowing.