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‘Who We Are’ ~ Portraits

I haven’t posted anything to the blog in a while and I have a ton of content to add to the site. At the moment however my time is taken up with the MA project I’ve mentioned in previous weeks. In this update I wanted to share a series of portraits that I’ve taken over the past couple of weeks. All deliberately shot in the same way. I don’t feel comfortable yet shooting portraits in the other orientation. Those depicted represent a cross section of the people and culture as it exists in Swansea.

All natural light with the Fuji X100. Enjoy.

Rev Alison Jones

Farhad Ali ~ Finished his Degree in Construction Management, will soon start his Masters in Surveying. Farhad is also runs his own Indian takeaway.

Neil, owner of Tucker's Fish.

Mohammed Al Imran - Vice Chancellor of Swansea Mosque and Community Centre.

Anca Birliga from Bucharest Romania, a Doctor working in A&E.

Neven Korashi, 17 years old from Egypt, petitioning on her own to cut the troops in Afghanistan.

There are more to come!

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July 10, 2011 at 23:29

Round Up ~ June’s Round Up

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Photography

Interviewed ~ Alrik Swagerman

Photojournalism ~ Looking Inwards Rather than Out 

MA Project ~ New Title New Images

MA Project ~ Part Three

MA Project ~ Part Two

Fuji X100

Round Up ~ Part Six

Free Running

Round Up ~ Part Five 

My review of the Fuji X100

Round Up ~ Part Four

With regard to round ups, I won’t be doing any more, news is becoming pretty scant plus I don’t have as much time to scour the web as often I as could before, instead if I find something interesting, I’ll just add it to the resource page (listed on the right) and tweet about it from time to time.

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July 2, 2011 at 16:11

Fuji X100 ~ Round Part Six

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MA Project ~ ‘Traces’: New Title, New Images

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I’ve been thinking for a while now ‘Traces’ doesn’t say much about the project or it says too much because of its ambigious nature. That’s why it was only a working title.

At Swansea City Football Club, supporters chant ‘Who are we?’, which I think it interesting because in that context they are asking outsiders to question who they are. As I’m actually trying to answer that very question, it’s very succinct as a title and wholly relevant.

If I answer that question, shouldn’t it turn into a statement like: “Who we are”?

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June 16, 2011 at 14:16

Project ~ Free Running with the Fuji X100

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Slowly but surely as the X100 becomes an extension of my body, I’m beginning to handle it for the more fast paced projects I’m currently shooting, and don’t think it can get any faster than Free Running.

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June 12, 2011 at 00:56

Fuji X100 ~ Round Up Part Five

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Fair bit of news this week regarding Fuji X100.

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June 10, 2011 at 12:01

Fuji X100 ~ Review: A Love Returned, Nostalgia Reclaimed

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Fuji X100 Review

Introduction

I really only want to write once about the amazing Fuji X100. I will satisfy that intention by approaching it from two aspects:

  • As somebody who recently moved from an SLR system; replacing his setup with just the Fuji X100 (most of the technical comparisons are against my previous Canon equipment, some might consider this the wrong approach as the Fuji X100 isn’t an SLR replacement, but it is what it is).
  • As somebody who wanted to get back to the simplicity and joy of using a rangefinder camera (this was after having previously flirted with a number of them over the years, in particular a pair of Contax G2′s).

Image by Flickr User Nokton

So you’re reading this, there is no doubt you’re already well informed about the Fuji X100. Especially if you have been a regular reader of this blog. I’ve posted so much news, reviews and general information about the Fuji X100. I’ll dispense with in-depth tests, image results, pixel peeping and weighty comparisons. You will have read them elsewhere. I’ll re-post some of the links if I feel I can’t add anything to what has already been published.

As we all know, the excitement started in September 2010 at the Photokina Trade show. When I first saw the X100, I thought it could give back to me a bit of my nostalgia for handling a film camera, while at the same time I also thought, finally this is what many photographers have been asking for; a digital sensor wrapped around the beauty and character of a rangefinder camera.

Image by Flickr User Tingan Bow

It didn’t surprise me that it would be Fuji who were bringing a digital rangefinder to market. Fujifilm were always a little different with their innovations, releasing cameras now and again that were a bit odd; making us sit up and think for a moment. They did it with the GF670 (medium format film camera) and the Fuji W1 (a 3-D camera).

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Holga X100 ~ Flare for Photography

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I just thought I would show the results of using a lens hood with the Fuji X100. The flaring comes entirely unexpectedly like using a Holga film camera, whether you’re shooting in the daylight, night time or in the early morning of Twilight!

These are all jpegs from untouched raw files.

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June 5, 2011 at 15:30

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