Pic(k) of the week 30: FIRST MANNED MOON LANDING 50 YEARS AGO

while watching a documentary about the first manned moon landing 50 years ago last week, I could only imagine how it must have felt watching the event live with over 500 million people back in July 1969! Yes, I missed it by a few years since I'm born in 1971.  Trying to give...

Great expectations

Unburdening myself from the weight of medium format A lot has been written about the challenges and rewards of shooting with medium format cameras. Some of it here. Since I started shooting with a Fujica GW690 III and Mamiya 645, through the purchase of the...

Let’s talk photography, my friends

Over the course of the last few years I have been present on multiple platforms, internet forums and projects. I enjoyed all of them. I met many talented people, I tried new ideas and faced many challenges. Having said that, this blog has always been...

Seeing Between the Lines

Yesterday I came across a fascinating interview with Gregory Crewdson (thank you Zhai Y.) in which he explains the process of creating his images.  In one part he says: “…but I think that’s where the mystery of the picture comes from – that tension, from...

Photo-impressionism with GFX50s

Last year was rather eventful with a medium format Fujifilm replacing my old X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras. Primarily to take my landscape and aerial photography a step further, but also continue street and black and white photography. That seemed like a strange move since the...

Compact Impact – The Fujinon XF16mm f2.8 review

As noted on the roadmap back in summer of 2018 Fujifilm was going to be launching a new small 16mm lens for the X-series system by start 2019. And here we are. Start 2019 has come – and indeed Fujifilm delivered on their promise and...

When the floor dust settles

So, the show is indeed over. Photokina 2018 has come to an end. Or actually it ended three days ago. But who’s counting anyway. For those of you who haven’t ever been to a spectacle such as Photokina, I really can not begin to describe...

Minimalism in Photography

Sometimes I think about how to implement the minimalism philosophy in my photography style, following the "less is more" principle. But I don't want to follow this path, just because I have read about it, or it might be a fashion in almost everything we...

f/2 @ night

A little time with the Fujinon XF35mm f/2 lens   Busy. Shooting lots. Just not for myself. No complaints. Just noticing. So, I took advantage of a few, free hours and a dry evening in Vancouver to practise a little “seeing” with my new XF35mm f/2 lens. Until next...