As a documentary photographer it's important to travel light but work with the best materials. For the past 7 years Daniel has been working closely with Transcontinenta BV, importer of Leica in the Netherlands. He regularly gives lectures, workshops on photography and he uses various cameras and lenses within and outside of the Leica M series. This year Daniel exhibited in the newly opened Leica store in Amsterdam.
Most of his work is done with a Monochrom and a M240, combined with short lenses; close to where the action actually is. A 50mm and a 35mm is his Daniel's standard kit. Using an Electronic View Finder to turn the M into a top viewer camera, while shooting portraits assures direct contact between the photographer and his subject. A flash is rarely used, as he likes the feel of available light and well... who uses a flash on a Leica rangefinder?
For special projects he often brings an extra lens, like the 75mm Summicron for a project with autistic children in Peru or the 24mm Summilux during his three weeks stay in a mental hospital in Malawi. In some cases it can even be a different camera altogether, like the water- and dust proof Leica XU that he used last year during Holi in Jodhpur.