Photographers and audiophiles, two of a kind?
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Photographers and audiophiles, two of a kind?

I first became aware of the photographer/audiophile connection when I was a high-end audio salesman in the 1980s. I couldn’t help but notice a significant percentage of my customers were professional photographers. At first I had no idea why, but both groups share a fascination with capturing reality — images for photographers, and sound for audiophiles — as accurately as possible. Steve Guttenberg/CNET I remember one guy in particular, Jim. He was one of the city’s top food photographers. Since I showed an interest in his work, he would from time to time bring in really amazing images, along with boxes of slightly melted Godiva chocolates to hand out to the staff (he shot Godiva chocolates for print ads). Jim lived in a huge basement apartment near the store, and he definitely had the best-sounding system I’d heard at that time. A number of fashion photographers were regulars as well; some of them had big systems in their studios. My friends Dave and Robert have parallel interests in photography and audiophilia, so I asked them to ruminate on the connection for awhile and get back to me. Robert responded first with this: “With photography we use a lens and […]

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