Episode 010 - High-end Desk Setup From a Professional Photographer, China

Episode 010: Zen



Name: Zen
Location: Shanghai, China
Occupation: Photographer
Room Size: 8㎡
Cost of Setup:  about $20,000

Hexcal studio Hexcal studio
Product List  
Desk Motorized Standing Desk
Chair Herman Miller Aero Chair
Desk Shelf Hexcal Studio
Desk Storage IKEA ALEX X2, Metalsistem
PC Mac Studio
Laptop Macbook Pro M1 Max
Dock Caldigit TS3
External Storage Lacie Big Dock 4TB X2
Tablet iPad Pro 11-inch
Graphics Tablet Wacom Cintiq 16HD
Monitors Dell U4919DW, ASUS Pro Art 27-inch PA279CV, ASUS ROG PG27UQR
Monitor Stands Hexcal Single Monitor Arm Ergotron HX-HD, Ergotron LX
Monitor Lights BenQ Screenbar
Speaker B&W 606 S3
Headphone Bose QuietComfort 45
Keyboards IQUNIX OG80, Apple Magic Keyboard
Mice Logitech MX Master 3, Logitech G903
Microphone Audio-Technica AT2035
External Sound Card YAMAHA Steinberg UR12
Ambient Lighting Nanoleaf Shapes
Smartphone iPhone 14
Cameras Leica M240, Fujifilm GFX 100S
Color Grading Panel Blackmagic Micro Panel, Loupedeck CT

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hello everyone, I'm a photographer from Shanghai, China. I specialize in still life and automotive photography. You can call me Zen.

What’s your favorite item on your desk?

Hexcal Studio and Blackmagic Micro Panel

What are some products or software that you frequently use for work or entertainment?

In my work, I frequently use the Mac Studio and Cintiq 16HD. In terms of software, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Final Cut Pro are consistently open and in use.

What niche interest are you up to recently?

Making models and collecting Coca-Cola cans from around the world.

Do you work from home? If so, do you have any tips for a home office setup?

I will have a considerable amount of time in a work-from-home situation. Regarding remote work, I personally feel that one important aspect is having all work-related items within easy reach. By setting up the desk in a way that creates the most comfortable environment, it significantly enhances work efficiency.

What's your desk setup aesthetics?

In reality, I haven't given much thought to the style of the desk setup. The primary focus is on the convenience and comfort for both work and leisure. If I were to categorize it, I would say it might lean towards a hardcore style, if any.

Your advice for beginners getting into Desk Setup.

Desktop setup isn't about the price of a specific device; it's more about whether it fits well into my desk environment and serves a high utility. My personal suggestion is to first consider whether a device plays a crucial role in your work or entertainment and then think about aesthetic aspects.