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