Thursday, July 10, 2014

Benching with True2Death

There are a lot of photographers out there benching these days.  For me, it's not some kind of contest...just something that I enjoy doing.  However, there are definitely some benchers that are a cut above the rest.  One of those is True2Death, who was nice enough to answer a few questions and share some of his favorite photos for bridge burner. 

Bridge Burner:  Where are you based out of?
True2Death:  I am based out of Southern California. I shoot the majority of my freights in Los Angeles County. 

BB:  How long have you been benching?
T2D:  I started benching at the end of 2006.

BB:  What cameras/lenses do you use? What is your go to set up?
T2D:  I shoot primarily with a Pentax K-7 with a 12-24mm lens. I also generally have these with me in my camera bag: Pentax K20 with an 8mm Sigma Fisheye, 50mm prime lens, A GoPro Hero 3+, Ricoh GR4 and a Ricoh GR1s which is 35mm. On occasion I take out my Holga 120N. I have a few other cameras, but I rarely shoot them.

BB:  Besides graffiti, what do you like to shoot?
T2D:  Besides graffiti... I shoot anything I come across. I would like to take portraits, but I don't have the guts to approach people to do so. Favorite thing to do is shoot while traveling. I have been fortunate to travel all over Japan over the past 14 years. Nothing like taking a train until you see something interesting. Then exploring for miles.

BB:  How much time in an average week do you spend benching?
T2D:  It depends on the week, but I'd say 8 to 10 average.

BB:  Do you have a "white whale" so to speak when it comes to benching that you have been wanting to catch but have yet to?
T2D:  One type of car has avoided me... an ICHABOD wholecar. I have never seen on. One of these days I will catch one.

Visit True2Death's Flickr page for a ton of amazing photos.