Andrew Ilachinski's imaging philosophy combines his training as a theoretical physicist, his interest in Taoist philosophy, and his love of photography as a penetrating art form. He strives to capture the subtle, interconnected web of Ch'i (energy) that makes up what we "call" the world. Or, to put it succinctly, he wants to share his unabashed joy in finding the sacred in the everyday.
Andrew shoots with Canon bodies (1D MarkII and 20D) and Canon 17-40 L, 28-135 EF, and Sigma 18-125 lenses. He also uses the Manfrotto 3021 N tripod with 486B ball head. Last year he was invited to speak at the Smithsonian about "Complex Systems and Photography." You can download a PDF version of his lecture slides. For more of Andrew's work visit his home page.
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