Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, Hassleblad 503CW, Leica M6 & M8, Leica D-lux 4, Canon G10
Photo Credit: Sandrine Lee
French born photographer Sandrine Lee has lived studied and worked in NYC for the last decade or so. Via her husband Will Lee, she has entered the music world and made it her main photographic playground!
“I love working with musicians, they are creatively open, daring & most don’t take themselves too seriously! It’s refreshing in these serious times”
Will introduced her to Ampeg and she fell in love with its aesthetics as well as the visual challenge that the new 1960’s style campaign offered her; It gave her the chance to use classic studio lighting, her favorite style of fashion and pure lines in composition.
“Being given such creative freedom and the chance of working with great musicians has been a total pleasure and opportunity.”
Sandrine Lee has played an important role in maintaining the Ampeg photographic B & W ‘high key theme’, and she’s been our official photographer for the campaign since 2007! Whether it’s in magazines, online or posters, Sandrine’s photos add a touch of class to both Ampeg artists and our products.
Canon 5D Mark II: My main work horse. This camera also shoots video in HD that looks unbelievable. I shot a music video on it and it was beautiful; more like film than video.
Hassleblad 503CW: My true love! It’s just perfection from the first touch and has the quality of optics and crispness of details that medium format offers; it’s an absolute jewel. One of the classic studio camera used by the best for the last 50 years; now with a great digital back!
Leica M6 & M8: These are my travel cameras they share the same lenses one is film and the other digital, they are discreet & delivers amazing quality due to beautiful optics and design, the M8 is digital but is still a fully manual camera. I always thought that Leica’s were for snobs, so much more expensive than everything else, & then all it took was to try one, just like musical instrument, one hold & the most subtle click and I was hooked! I can’t explain it just a thing to experience…
Leica D-lux 4 (i have it’s older sister the 3): It’s the smallest and best in low light of all the ‘fit in your hand’ types.
Canon G10: I have enjoyed playing with it & have recommended to many people who want a good quality, on the go, versatile tool and everyone is thrilled with.