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“In the room behind the video games is a setup I’d just used the day of your visit. I do this a lot: If I want to photograph something floating on a black or white background, I’ll filter light through the translucent panel, place the background below the glass table, and shoot the object from above. It’s a setup I’ll use once or twice a week, a really easy way to photograph something. I don’t have any rules for my setups; typically it’s just looking at an object and figuring out how I want to balance the perspective, composition, and lighting. I typically use a small compact view camera that’s set up to shoot to a digital back. It’s about as crazy and specialized as it gets: an Arca-Swiss, which does all the same things as a 4x5 camera but is about half the size. I also use Hasselblads.”