21 Nov From Fujifilm X100 to FujiLove

Source: Olafs Photoblog

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 thought! It was talking to me.

It was not long ago that I was lying in a hospital bed immobilized and connected to life-support machinery. I spent hours, days, months staring at the wall in my room. It wasn’t a normal wall, however. It was pasted with drawings by my four-year-old son and photos of my wife, family and friends. Those visuals kept me alive and sane during this highly troubling time.

In this hospital room I made a pact with destiny – if I survive this ordeal I will embark on a new path in my life. I didn’t know back than that by gazing intensely at these drawings and imagery – those precious visuals – I had already taken the first steps along a new path.

My recovery was long and gruelling, from learning how to walk, to putting up with an exhausting schedule of dialysis. If that wasn’t enough, another strange thing happened. A total stranger appeared in my life, donating a kidney and saving my life but, most importantly, giving my full life back. There is more. As we became friends with Madeleine, during one of our meetings she brought me two photography magazines. Why? I don’t know. Maybe she knew,

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