DIMICOLOGY is dedicated to my work as a Photographer, Videographer and my passion for Music.
I’ve started photography as a serious hobby back in 2008 while I was living in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
I was hired by Communication companies (EVEREST COMMUNICATION, SANZA-WORLD) to mainly shoot portrait and fashion campaigns. I used to work for some famous African Fashion designer (CERES ANANKE) and African Fabric brands like UNIWAX and WOODIN.
Among other’s I’ve had the pleasure to shoot sessions for CANAL + HORIZON and ORANGE CI as well, this was an amazing experience to work with people passionate about their work and to see my pictures featured in Magazines, TV commercials or on outdoor commercials screens.
On a more personal level, both my passion for Photography and Music mixed at some point, shooting concerts and live performances has always been a favorite of mine !
I am working with Jazz Saxophonist STEVE COLEMAN since 2001 and I am a founding member of M-Base Ways , a website dedicated to explore new perspectives in creative music. Part of my job there is to shoot photo and video, as well as editing videos.
That’s one of the reason you will find a good amount of Steve Coleman related artists and groups on my website, I know most of theses musicians since the mid 90’s and I’ve build a strong relationship with them which helps when you shoot pictures.
Nowadays I’m based in Paris, France and shoot various kinds of projects, from Studio Portrait sessions to Dance Recital or Video documents.
Feel free to contact me, I’m always curious to hear about you, whether you hire me or we just exchange words is the same for me…we communicate !
Mickael DeRobio,DeRobio Inc
Awesome pictures my Friend ! Your Black & White work has some special vibe, congrats and keep shooting Bro' !
Robert Zapakis,M-Base Ways Fan
Hey what's up Dimitri !?? Always a pleasure to check your pictures. How about some of your video work as well ? C'mon man, bring the Steve Coleman hidden tapes !
Samira K.,Compagnie de la danse K.
Merci pour ces superbes clichés de danse Indienne ! On s'est croisé au Mandapa il y a quelques années pour ton exposition j'avais adoré. A bientôt j'espere.
Dimitri C. – A PENTAX PhotographerPhotographer
Dimitri C. is a Paris Based photographer shooting PENTAX !
When I started photography I was living in a hot and humid country, Ivory Coast so on top of all the usual DSLR features I wanted a strong Weather Resistant equipment. I made some internet researches and naturally I found some very good reviews about the PENTAX K-20D, a mid range DSLR. That's how I am now hooked to PENTAX system! Im pretty much self taught on photography and this K-20D was way beyond my expectations, it has been for me the "dream come true" reflex. It was really sturdy, the WR feature was for real and it had so much settings plus some special Pentax Modes that made it very special to me. Problem was ...in Abidjan nobody was shooting Pentax, only CaniKon users out there, so it was not possible to find or share lenses, and it was not even possible to talk about Pentax gears as it was not being taken seriously. But at the same time it gaves my pictures a certain look and colors that helped me in the long run I guess. For years I was only using the Kit Lens and the Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro. And most of my fashion work at that time was with the 90mm, a wonderful lens really, but not so much for portrait as it is way too sharp. Well at least it needs some PP work especially on the skin. But as I was shooting mainly Fabric Fashion clothes, the rendering was super sharp, super nice. This is the kind of things you learn by experience. The next DSLR was a Pentax K-5, a nice improvement on all levels, but especially a Low Light Killer Camera! That's how I joined both my passion for Music and Photography, this Reflex was able to shoot ISO3200 with good results with only a few Post Production De-noising. Plus, with a 16 Mpx sensor, I had some room for cropping or resizing images. The Sigma 17-70mm F2,8-4 DC Macro OS HSM and the Pentax DA 35mm f/2,4 added some flexibility to my setup. Especially the Sigma has been my carry on lens for years, I really like the 17-70mm range on an APSC Sensor. Then I bought the Pentax K-3 the day it was released, I was really looking forward the AF and the 8,3 i/s among other features. The High Speed burst mode is really good, 8+ i/s is pretty fast for anything I do (I dont shoot sports) and I always use this mode except for Studio session of course. The AF on the other hand, despite being a nice improvement over the K-5, is still behind the competition. Not so much if you shoot AF-S but the AF-C mode is still lacking subject lock and sometimes, depending on conditions, accuracy. As a left eye, thumb shooter with AF-C mode for the last 7 years, I guess I learned the weaknesses of the AF System and it's not so much of a pain for my type of shooting.
- PENTAX K-1 CMOS 36 Mpx, Full Frame 24x36mm More specs here
- PENTAX K-3 CMOS 24 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5)
- HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm f/2,8 ED SDM WR
- HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm f/2,8 ED DC AW
- PENTAX SMC 15mm f/4 Limited
- PENTAX DA 50mm f/1,8
- PENTAX DA* 50-135mm f/2,8
- TAMRON SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
STROBES and FLASH
- A set of 2 LASTOLITE Lumen F400 Strobes is my regular Studio Shoot setup. It's super sturdy and I can carry them with me almost anywhere.
- APUTURE Trigmaster Plus as remote controllers for my lighting setup. It's cheap and has served me well for the last 2 years.
SOFTWAREFirst of all, I shoot RAW DNG format straight from my DSLR's, I stopped jpeg's in 2009, shooting RAW is really a step forward if you want to work your pictures in PP. As for softwares, It's really simple, I only use Adobe Lightroom (with my own presets) and Nik Software Collection 99% of the time. All my Black & White pictures are done with Silver Efex Pro 2, I love this plugin !