29 Jun If you want to document everyday life on the streets, be like everyone else, not different

Source: Fuji X Passion

My name is Giannis Angelakis, I am 39 years old, I am a street photographer and a journalist, and I take photos almost every day. But for many years not only I was not taking photos but I opposed it. This is my story of how I started taking photos and how I decided to use Fuji mirrorless cameras, the lessons I learnt in the way.

I grew up in an environment where photography was a necessity.

My father is a journalist. Back in the 80’s, at the newspaper, there was a strange little room that captured my imagination. It was situated at the end of a long corridor and only few were allowed to enter. It was always dark, the light on the corridor was dim and I was not permitted to enter by my own.

As a child, I felt mystified by all the elements surrounding this little dark room at the end of the long corridor. Far from the industrial sounds of the linotype machines, almost secluded and silent compared to the noisy and busy environment of a daily newspaper, it became a place of mystery and danger, like there was a secret hidden in there that I was not permitted to learn, as if its knowledge could harm me.

Man with umbrella walks on a rainy day at the Old Harbor of Chania // X-E1 +

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