David Robinson gets light into impossible places

This story begins about two and an half years ago, when being given a tour of Red Bull’s generously stocked Equipment Pool, amongst the plethora of cameras and endless walls of lenses, photographer David Robinson was shown a custom Octocopter. Designed to carry such cameras as RED’s Scarlet, at a time when the only cameras flying around were GoPros.

The main thing about this piece is the muscle behind it, and it opened a lot of doors regarding what equipment could be used. David wanted to take the idea as far as he could right away, and he knew that a hot shoe flash just wouldn’t cut it since one of his favorite things to do is add powerful flashlight to the daylight already in the scene.