Darcy Rose and Mia Louise

Model photoshoot with Darcy Rose and Mia Louise (stylist: Pierre Garroudi). Photos taken with my Fujifilm X-T3 camera and Viltrox 56mm F 1.4 lens.

Darcy Rose
Mia Louise

Photoshoot with @mrjohnnymonk

Model photoshoot by mymirrorless.life

All images taken with a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and Viltrox 56mm 1.4 lens.

Image editing by @stefanofujifilm

Model info: @mrjohnnymonk (www.johnnymonk.ml)

BREXIT DAY, ONE YEAR LATER

I remember getting out of work on time (a rarity!) and running home to get changed and pick up my old camera before heading to Westminster with a friend. Even though I am not a Brexiteer, I wanted to capture this historical moment. Back then I was as sure as hell this would have been the event of the year. Or – at least – this would have been my most iconic picture of the year. Nobody would have imagined that Covid-19 would have upset our lives.

(Fujifilm X-T20 camera and Fujinon XF 35mm WR F2)

Porsche 911

It is not unusual to spot classic cars whilst walking around the Notting Hill-Holland Park area. Last Saturday was no different. I spotted an old Porsche 911 in Portobello Road.

Location 🌏 Notting Hill, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / 🎞 ISO 200, SS 1/50s, F5.6 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm
Location 🌏 Notting Hill, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / 🎞 ISO 200, SS 1/50s, F5.6 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

Fading away in the fog

On Saturday West London woke up covered in the fog so I ventured to the nearby Walpole Park in Ealing to take a couple of pictures with my Fujifilm X-T3.

Location 🌏 Ealing, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / 🎞 ISO 160, SS 1/250s, F5.6 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm
Location 🌏 Ealing, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / 🎞 ISO 160, SS 1/500s, F3.2 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

Making Fan Ho proud

How was your Christmas weekend? Mine was a bit unusual. Both Saturday and Sunday I ventured out in the city centre to take some pictures with my Fujifilm X-T3 camera.

There weren’t many people in central London on Boxing Day. I got off the tube at Tottenham Court Road and moved towards the new exit. I stayed there for some 15 minutes waiting for human being to show up. In my mind I had a black and white picture of the new escalator with one person on it. Unfortunately, nobody showed up so I had to settle for this Fan Ho-inspired moody shot (FYI, Fan Ho was one of the most influential black and white street photographers of the 20th century).

Location 🌏 Tottenham Court Road, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 160, 1/125s, F 2 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

On Sunday, I wondered around the City, walking from Chancery Lane to London Wall and then to Liverpool Street where I met up with a friend who is also into photography. From there, we went to Brick Lane and then Shoreditch/Hoxton. As we met up relatively late, the sun started to set as we got to Shoreditch and therefore there was not much to photograph. Only one picture is worth sharing from the session…

Location 🌏 Brick Lane, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 160, 1/60s, F 2 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

3rd London Lockdown, part 1 (black and white and colour)

Here we go again. The UK Government enforced a new lockdown with the new restrictive measures coming into force hours after reaffirming there would have been a leeway around Christmas day. However, in a rather unspectacular fashion, Boris Johnson had yet another change of heart. Honestly, I cannot recall how many U-turns the Conservative-led government has made on Covid and Brexit. In any case, it is what it is. And when you can’t do what you do, then you do what you can. In my case, all I can do is walking around with my Fujifilm X-T3. Enjoy. More to follow in the coming days….

By the way, yesterday I bought a street photography book by UK photographer Brian Lloyd Duckett featuring 52 assignments. The first picture below ticks off assignment No. 49 “Mirror Mirror Technique”.

Location 🌏 More London Place / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 800, 3/5s, F 4.5 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm
Location 🌏 London Bridge / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 800, 1/55s, F 4 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm
Location 🌏 Walbrook / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 18-55mm / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 200, 1/25s, F 5.6 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm

Fog in W5

I grew up in Milan, a place known for its foggy mornings in the winter months. Unfortunately, with time the phenomenon has become less frequent. London was also known for its fog. Once again, I have not seen much of it. Blame it on climate change. Blame it on the rain. Blame it on whatever… The thing is this 2020 is a year like no other and guess what? The fog is back.

Over the past ten days, London has woken up covered in mist and fog. Unfortunately, the combination of “working from home” and unsociable working hours meant I never really had the chance of taking a snapshot of it. However, this morning I ran out of bread so I ventured out to my local bakery and on the way back I positioned my camera and tripod in the middle of the road (it is a pedestrian/residential area) and clicked the shutter. In fairness, it hardly required any post editing as colours were pretty much black and white…

Location 🌏 Dickens Yard, Ealing, London / Camera πŸ“· Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens πŸ”­ Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / Settings πŸ“ŸISO 160, 1/90s, F 4 / Copyright 🎬 Stefano Fujifilm