X-Pert 53 Gallery
Photokina, the worlds largest photographic trade fair ran in Cologne, Germany from Tuesday the 20th September through to Sunday the 25th September 2016. Fujifilm were there in full force as was their Global Ambassadors, the Fuji-X Photographers. X-Photographers, Jonas Rask, Kevin Mullins, and Bert Stephani were part of the busy schedule of live talks and studio demos and one such X-Photographer and photographic hero of mine led a Fujifilm Photo Walk around Cologne during the final night there. Before leading it alongside fellow X-Photographer Flemming Bo Jensen I asked Charlene Winfred to take an exclusive shot for the 53mm Instagram feed. She didn't just share one, she took FIVE. I couldn't have been happier with the privilege of posting Charlene's shots onto the Instagram feed and it came to pass that she even allowed me to post them before Charlene herself did on her own IG feed. But the 53mm honour didn't stop there as it even stretched as far as seeing them before anyone else. Charlene's beautiful shots had to be placed onto the website too so that they could be enjoyed in all their glory. It was a sheer pleasure to share a little of the enormity of Photokina with and through the eyes of such an inspired photographer and 53mm is so very grateful for Charlene's amazingly kind gesture. So without further ado, the gallery whose title always brings a smile to my face.