Inside a press photographer's kitbag – less is often more!

Inside a press photographer's kitbag: Karyn Louise from RUBY LDN
(Image credit: Karyn Louise)

They say the pen is mightier than the sword and yet a picture is worth a thousand words. Here at Digital Photographer magazine and Digital Camera World, we have the luxury of being able to explain the content of an image – in many ways, breaking a fourth wall to place the subject of a shot in context. 

But conversely, for photographers like Karyn Louise, working to document sometimes difficult and emotionally-charged events, such as political protests or civil unrest, the complete story must be conveyed without the support of long format text.

Karyn Louise

The founder of RUBY LDN, Karyn Louise is a London-based multi-genre photographer, covering still life, portraiture, events, live performances (music and theatre), headshots, fashion and documentary. She has had work featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Grazia, Yahoo, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Business Insider and more. She was also a photography consultant for Channel 4.


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