It’s that famous line from Crocodile Dundee – the best cheesy 80s movie ever – where Mick Dundee is threatened by a street punk with a switchblade, and confronts his would-be assailant with the machete he keeps up the back of his jacket…
My friend, fellow photographer Scott Chouciño, recently published a blog post about his essential kit pieces.
Scott shoots a very different style of photography different subject matter from me, so his choices of essential kit reflect this.
He has chosen a lot of lo-fi and film kit and, basically, I think he’s just plain wrong… 😉
No, what you want at your side when you’re shooting in a remote location is not a plastic camera, or some other anachronistic gimmick. You want a tool you can depend on; something for mending that bit of kit that always fails several hours from home, something for hacking through jungles*, something for getting the stones out of horses’ hooves…
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you need a knife!
But not just any old knife. Oh no.
You need this one!
It really is like having a tiny Special Forces bloke in your pocket…
*Well, clearing brambles and nettles for a photoshoot. See here for details.