Claro que existem excelentes fotografos. E como em tudo da vida, dizer que alguém é o melhor é sempre subjectivo. É como dizer que o SLB é o melhor do mundo
Mas aproveito para vos deixar uma entrevista com este simpático japonês. Em 2006 tive a oportunidade de estar ao lado dele em Murcia a fotografar... e bem, o homem é mesmo profissional da bola
Para ser perfeito, teria que utilizar Canon
Q: How many different countries have you visited? How many different aircraft types have you flown with? Have you counted approximately the total amount of flying hours you have done since today?
A: I’m not sure, but about 50 countries and 50-60 different first jets. I have accumulated almost 1,400 hours on military fast jets.
Q: Is there any particular jet aircraft that you consider as your favorite and if yes which is it and why?
A: Mirage 2000. Good canopy, small intake and delta wing. The latter two don’t interfere your sight. Also, it’s maneuverable till low speed.
Q: Have you attended any pilot training lessons?
A: Few times, but have never finished. I’m traveling 300 days a year, and is difficult to stay in one place.
Q: Flying with a military jet is demanding by itself. When you also have to hold a heavy camera, shoot according to a plan and cooperate with several pilots at the same time what else is required among fitness and good reflexes?
A: You have very limited time in the air. Once you takeoff, you have to land. Therefore, preparation before flight is very important. The key if the proper briefing. To plan carefully then to avoid confusions of all flight crew are necessary. It’s difficult to explain and execute everything in the air in the environment.
Q: 1 Knowledge , 2 Equipment , 3 Pre-Planning , 4 Talent. If someone asked you to give a weight percentage which would be your selection accordingly ?
A: Half and half between 1. and 3. 1. you can call experience too. You don’t need special equipment nor special talent. Do it safely and efficiently are the keys.
Q: Do you have any favorite (not necessarily Aviation) photographer?
A: Not really. My pictures are not artistic ones. It’s more technical thing.
Q: Some people fly. Some other taking pictures and a few like you are lucky to do both. What would be your advice to people that would like to be like you someday?
A: When I started it was a good old day. You could fly easily and much more opportunities. More companies and new aircraft more often. However, you only have new fighter every 20-30 years in these days, and F-35 could be the last one. To be honest with you, this is a job slowly dying. I’m taking pictures almost half of aviation companies in the world, and this meant there is a market only for another photographer, no more. It’s very difficult to start and keep flying as a professional in these days.