Words From The Editor/Founder
It's getting close to that time of the year when the light is right for a lot longer. I hope you are all enjoying shooting in it and enjoying it in the relaxing state it encourages too.
I've really enjoyed putting this edition together. I think the expectation of 1 guest photographer per 53mm chapter is a good expectation to aim for because we have so many now, most notably in this edition, our new PROCES53S project.
I am so excited about this brave move away from the 53mm FOV, however it still promotes the foundation of what 53mm is all about,
53mm friend and Fuji X-Photographer, Charlene Winfred starts proceedings perfectly. Please visit her submission to see why. Hopefully you will be inspired to shoot with a different approach to your photography after reading about her chosen photograph. It's all about what goes on in the photographers mind BEFORE the shot is taken.
After Charlene, there are other guest photographers lined up, some X-Ambassadors and some not but ALL very exciting additions to this inspirational initiative.
I hope you all feel that it delves deeper into our maxim.
Have a great read everyone.
Inspiration is the Intention. Always.
The Usual A5P3CTS
12x53 Rounds 8&9. Storytelling and Fashion Photography.
The eighth and ninth rounds of the 12x53 Photo of the Month competition ended with a pair of glorious galleries of XF35mm shots that would truly inspire anyone interested in using the XF35mm lenses in this way. I cannot thank everyone enough for posting their best 53mm shots. The spread and the versatility was yet again highly commendable. Congratulations to our winners Milovan Pavicevic & Zsolt Seres for their stunning shots (see below) that were chosen by our Fuji-X Photographer judges, Patrick La Roque & Eivind Røhne. Thank you again to Patrick & Eivind for their concise, encouraging and kind presiding of these rounds. It was such a great comfort to have them guide as well as inspire the many entries of each contest. The multitude of entries certainly made their jobs very hard ones. Please visit the specific pages in the main menu to see both winning shots in their full glory.
53mm instagram Galleries
I truly believe that we have the most comprehensive gallery of shots taken with the Fuji XF35mm lenses on Instagram. I'd like to say, with confidence, that what is being built is also one of the best on the internet. Period. The gallery really does support the versatility of the XF35mm lenses and the 53mm FOV, in fact they celebrate them too wouldn't you agree? Being inspired by others is just a very quick input away. So far 53mm has the following galleries to offer anyone who is interested in discovering or searching for influential shots by both Fuji-X Photographers and amateur enthusiasts alike
Please click on the links to visit each specific gallery:
53mm website Gallery Call
I am still updating the inspirational galleries on the 53mm website so if anyone would like to contribute a photo for one of the galleries, then please email me a copy of it stating which gallery they would like to see it part of. That way I can comfortably add it to the existing shots and begin to build those galleries further. The email address to use is:
Please state who you are and your Instagram name so that I can add it to your gallery shot, thus making a link to your Instagram feed for others to view additional work from yourselves. If you wanted to say hi as well then that would be swell too.
Thank you to those that have replied to this gallery call. Your photos will be added.
Please visit the 53mm Galleries to see the categories to add your shot to and I'll look forward to hearing from you.
So What Can You Expect This Month?
To begin with, there is a yet another new link to enjoy this month.
PROCES53S is something that has been in the Pipeline for a while and I am so excited to get this new angle on the inspirational appeal of 53mm up and running. And it couldn't start any better than with Fuji-X Photographer Charlene Winfred. I won't say too much about it as I have attempted to do this in the link itself. The About section explains all whilst Charlene's inaugural submission sets the tone perfectly.
X-pert 53 Interviews
Taking the X-pert 53 Interview, we have the privilege of welcoming Fuji-X Photographer Tilman Jentzsch to share his XF35mm thoughts and insights.
As always, his answers are accompanied by a collection of their XF35mm lens shots and these examples are outstanding in their style, delivery, versatility and aesthetic prowess. You couldn't help but be inspired by their photographs.
53mm Featured Photographer
In the 53mm Featured article, I share his work of _53mm_ Instagram follower and Instagram renowned, Joshua Simmons (@streetwarrant), exploring his use of the 53mm FOV through his inspired documentary photography.
Be sure to keep your eye on the up and coming Instagram posts outlining the next round of the 12x53 competition too. Throughout the tenth round of our contest Fuji-X Photographer Namour Filho will be offering some tips for our Lifestyle contest as well as presiding the round with his masterful eye.
In the last edition, Fuji-X Photographer, Ian MacDonald and 53mm Ambassodor Photographer, Jarrod Pimental shared their inspired series of photographs using the XF35mm lenses to coincide with Jesper Jensen's submission. In this edition we have an extra special entry from Fuji-X Photographer Jaime Avila who shares his 24 Hour Project in Tokyo documenting his time using only the Fujifilm X-T2 and XF35mm F2 lens. It's a great submission. Make sure you visit the 5ERI3S link and enjoy what Jaime thought and saw.
Just to recap, the aim of the 5ERI3S project is to invite you to submit a series of 53mm shots in sequence, that either carry a particular narrative or showcase an occasion or express something that is personal to you. It is open to ALL 53mm followers and to stand a chance at being one of the chosen photographers, please email me your shots and an explanation of what you have captured and any other information that may present more context to your work. The 53mm IG feed is superb at celebrating single 53mm shots. However, I thought it time to provide a platform for anyone wanting to share more of their work but work that is in succession. How inspiring would that be? To see the photos that aren't shared that may be part of a story being told. The words will be yours as will your photos so if you feel you have a story, a point of view or a passion to share, then please get in touch. I would love to hear from you. It will be an initiative that will be updated fortnightly so that the website isn't just a monthly visit for you all. I'm really excited by this and if you are too, then please email me. I'd still love to hear from you and be partner in your intent and vision and thank you to those who have.
It was a huge privilege to be asked by Tomash Trzebiatowski to contribute to the December edition of the Fujilove magazine. That this small idea we share is making some ever so slightly larger ripples in the photographic world, certainly in Planet Fujifilm and I am so happy about that.
The fabulous issues just keep on coming so if you would like to pick up your copy of this and the most recent magazine, click on the picture of the front cover, subscribe, download, sit down in that comfy chair, pour yourself a good cuppa, relax and read.
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