I started my photograph journey with my psychotherapist telling me to start seeing the world a little differentlty than I did at the time, suggesting me to maybe buy a camera or use my cell phone camera in a different way that I did before. He told me I would be surprised that the world we live in is quite a beautiful place if you know what to look for… He too is a hobbyist photograph of course, but apparently used this method before.
So I decided I’d look around in the camera world and stumbled upon the mirrorless cameras with a little help from a friend which is a photographer that I met during my beard modelling days. She is a major Leica fan btw. ( http://www.instagram.com/jessiwikstrom ) She suggested the Fujifilm X-T10 for me and I loved the way it looks right of the bat. That old film camera look! And it’s small enough to carry around with me all of the time.
What’s kind of fun to this story is that when I first got my camera my pictures was very moody and dark since I was in a bad place and dealing alot with myself and my life. But as the year has passed and I’m doing much better my pictures have brighten up quite alot and it’s really cool to actually see the difference in my pictures througout this whole self searching journey that I have been doing.
Now, a rough year later I’m really excited about the world of photography and found out that this is my way of expressing myself. I’ve always been artistic in my prior life, mostly in my younger years and growing older kind of makes your artistic side vanish with all the responsibility of growing up and starting a family…
Currently shooting with my X-T10 and the 56mm 1.2 lens, do got the kit XC 16-50mm aswell but since I mainly shoot portraiture the 56mm is what’s on all the time.
Until very recently I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my photography but then one day I read an article about a photographer diagnosed with cancer decided to portrait all of his family and friends as a good memory to have it struck me that is exactly what I want to do. So I have in my mind started to plan for this little project, what kind of gear and such that I need and want. What kind of feel and mood that I want my own little portrait series of friends and family to be about, I’m super excited about this and it’s going to be so much fun!
Photography is life, life is photography. I love living, I love photography!