Summary of 2017 (Part 1)

PIECES OF MY SEEING In 2016, I decided “not to be afraid to be there” and “open my eyes not to what is in front of me but what is inside.” This zest for seeing, the freedom to explore and the hunger for visual...

The Magic of Photography

I have found photography to be an incredible endeavour. Every day I face a plethora of choices about observing, seeing and crafting a photograph. The more I practice this craft the more I agree with Elliott Erwitt that “it is about finding something interesting in...

The London Bus

It has been a couple of intense weeks with multiple projects in the works. I have to admit that I am looking forward to a holiday slow down and my usual year-end photographic self-confession. It is going to be fun, especially this year. This December...

NEW: Toronto Street Photography Workshop – June 8-10, 2018

For the first time, olafphoto’s creative street photography workshop is coming to Toronto this summer! I couldn’t be happier to announce this special event. There is so much to love about this remarkable city. It’s friendly and full of life, a metropolis with a wonderful...

Project R-A-I-N – Follow Up

Thank you so much for your overwhelmingly kind response to my “From Fujifilm X100 to Fujilove” blog post and accompanying announcement. It’s good to be among friends! J Today I would like to update you on our ongoing R-A-I-N project. The heavy R-A-I-N in the...

From Fujifilm X100 to FujiLove

What a journey it has been so far! I remember reading a press release about the upcoming Fujifilm X100 camera. I glanced at the image of this small, classy but unusual camera and had the feeling our paths would cross in the future. Strange, I...

Krakow with the Fujifilm X100F

When we landed in Krakow my heart started beating slightly faster. I hadn’t visited this city of kings for ten years but it wasn’t the time gap that made me excited, it’s because  I was born there. It’s a charming city. As hungry as I...

The best Fujifilm lenses to start with in late 2017 – Part II

If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part of “The best Fujifilm lenses to start with in late 2017” please do so before you read any further. In the first part, we said that our gear-choices are vision-related, rooted in our own...

Seeing San Francisco with New Eyes

I am well aware that I promised the second part of “The best Fujifilm lenses to start with in late 2017.” It is coming! However, today I would like to share with you some imagery shot by my students during the Streets of San Francisco...

New Street Photography Workshops: London, Amsterdam and Berlin

London, Amsterdam and Berlin – what amazing cities to do street photography, meet passionate people and learn how to see and craft stunning images! I am very excited to invite you to the three-day workshops I have the privilege to lead. There is no question...