Nathaniel ChadwickNew York
Holdfast Gear is a recent love interest of mine. Working on the set of a TV show is not something I do all the time, but I am experienced in it enough to know that things move very fast, and a split second can determine whether or not you get “the shot”. When I started working on the set of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon I was trained by another photographer would shoot with one Canon 5D Mark III body and change out lenses between a 70-200mm and a 24-70mm when needed. I noticed that the time it took him to change out lenses was valuable time and Jimmy Fallon was very spontaneous so you never knew when you'd need to switch focal lengths on the fly. When I took over as the full time photographer I immediately bought a second Mark III body so I could keep each lens on a dedicated camera body, but now I needed a system that would allow me to access the cameras in an instant. I did a lot of research on harnesses and straps and clips and nothing seemed to be what I was looking for, until I found Holdfast. The second I found the Moneymaker I bought it and I never looked back. Not only was the system exactly what I was looking for as far as instant accessibility, but it just looks so dang cool and the quality will last a lifetime. I was constantly getting compliments on it backstage and Tariq, the lead singer of the Tonight Show house band The Roots, nicknamed me “Straps” because I wore my Moneymaker on set every night. Holdfast Gear is not just another camera equipment maker, it’s a lifestyle.