Close-Up: Maynard Switzer
Lives In: New York and Toronto
Studied At: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Mentors: Guy Bourdin, Richard Avedon: "From Avedon I learned how important movement is to an image and having a close rapport with whomever you work with."
**Clients Include: **Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Geo; Nikon World
**In the Bag: **Two Nikon D800 bodies; Nikkor lenses (15mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm) and zooms (14–24mm, 24–70mm, 70–200mm); MacBook Air with two solid-state external drives; Nikon Speedlight SB-700 and SB-800 flashes. "Available light is my favorite," Switzer says, "but there are times I use flash and try to make it blend with the natural light. I don't often use a tripod because I move around a lot. This I think comes from shooting fashion: I like to have people moving and you have to be able to move with them."