Profoto was founded in Stockholm in 1968 by photographer and engineer Eckhard Heine and photography equipment retailer Conny Dufgran. Their relationship began when Conny sold Eckhard a flash unit that didn’t work. Annoyed with the faulty unit, Eckhard went home to invent a new type of flash. He returned a couple of weeks later with a superior unit. A few years after that, Eckhard and Conny exhibited the first Pro-1 generator at the Photokina trade show in Cologne. It was an instant success. Profoto was born. With a bang.
Today, Profoto products are used by the best in the industry. Whether it be on a billboard or in a fashion magazine, there’s a good chance that the image you are looking at was created with the help of Profoto lights. But even though they stay true to Eckhard’s and Conny’s ideals.
The company believe that a Light Shaping Tool should feel right, sound right and be aesthetically pleasing. They work to never allow technology rule over the artist. Tools are not obstacles but lighting solutions, designed to help you turn your ambition into reality.