Images shot in Sifnos (Greece) using a Fujifilm X-T3 and the following lenses: XF 18-55mm and XF 35mm F2 WR.
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.
Photoshoot with Spanish dancer Sandra Quri. All pictures taken by Stefano Fujifilm using a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with the Viltrox 56mm F1.4 lens mounted in most occasions (some shots – not featured below – were taken with either a Fujinon XF 35mm F2 or a Fujinon XF 18-55mm).
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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.
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.
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 📷 Fujifilm X-T3 / Lens 🔭 Fujinon XF 35mm F2 WR / Settings 📟ISO 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…
Canary Wharf hates photographers! Let me explain…
This morning I went to Canary Wharf to take a couple of pictures. My main objective for the day was to take a snapshot of the recently built “tunnel” connecting the financial district to the new Crossrail station.
First things first. There were very few people around apart from myself and another guy with a Canon camera. As you do, once I arrived at Crossrail Place, I assembled my tripod and started setting up my Fujifilm X-T3. I must admit I felt observed whilst taking a couple of practice shots. I turned my head and there was a security guy standing right behind me. The guy asked me how long I was planning to stay there for (FYI, there was nobody around!). I politely told him I was planning to take a photo of the tunnel and then move on. He nodded and walked away.
Next, I walked into the Canary Wharf Shopping Centre. All shops were closed except for a couple of sandwich places. Once again, I came across very few people. The place was very much deserted. As it started raining outside, I decided to remain inside and set my camera to manual focus and took a couple of random shots to kill time. Bored to death, I decided to venture out but shortly before exiting the shopping mall another security guy stopped me and asked whether I take photographs for commercial purposes or personal use. Jeez, does my Fujifilm X-T3 really look so professional? I told him I usually do it for fun and asked him what was the big deal. He said the shopping centre is a private property, albeit it is accessible to members of the public (!!!) I would ordinary require a permit to take any sort of picture within the building.
By the way, I am not sure what happened to the Canon guy!
Dear Canary Wharf, see you in 2021. Maybe. Or maybe not.
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”.
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…
I’d like to share a couple of socially conscious and politically minded thoughts to introduce a picture I shot this afternoon in Central London.
These troubled times may have cathartic effects. For years we took for granted what our grandparents and great grandparents fought for: FREEDOM. Once upon a time, not so long ago, women had no right of vote and slavery was legal. Rights to education, housing, and welfare were also yet to be granted. Then the age of revolutions arrived. As it happens, the French were the first to kickstart a revolution against the ancien régime. The rest of the Old Continent followed suit. Little by little, piece by piece, men – and later women – gained a vast array of rights, from voting to access to education and healthcare. In essence, many lost their lives to set us free.
The advent of digitalisation seems to have given the reborn ancien régime a chance to shift – again – the balance of power. All of a sudden, we discovered we had to make a case for freedom. As I was casually walking around with my Fujifilm camera today, I came across a sit-in protest in Trafalgar Square. What really struck my attention was what a young woman wrote on a piece of cardboard: WHY DO WE HAVE TO DEMAND DEMOCRACY IN 2020? It’s a fair question, isn’t it?
Location 🌏 Trafalgar Square, London | Camera 📷 Fujifilm X-T3 | Lens 🔭 Fujinon XC 50-230mm | Setting 🔧 ISO 640 – SS 1/125s – f 5.4 | Film profile 🎞 Colour | Edit 🖥 RAW file in Lightroom and Photoshop ¦ 📽 Stefano Fujifilm