David bought the Fuji X100 recently and loving the camera he decided to start sharing his snaps. It is a little hard to explain his
style. He just takes pictures of whatever catches his eye. He wants
to move more towards street photography. Take a look and you’ll be
Tell us a little about yourself and your photography.
Well – I come from a sleepy shire called Bedfordshire in the UK. I
love getting out and about with my camera when I get time (not that
often). I’d love to be able to dedicate more time to my passion and
that’s the reason I bought a Fuji X100, a go anywhere camera.
Why did you start taking photos?
Ooh, good question. It’s a hard one to answer. I remember my first
ever camera which I got as a birthday present. It was film, clearly,
and I was overjoyed that I had my own camera. At the time I probably
managed to take 25 pretty dreadful photos with each roll of film. My
parents probably got bored of developing them. I guess it has been
within the last 5 years that I’ve expanded on my passion a bit. It’s
still a learning curve for me.
You have recently started the blog about the Fuji X100
camera. Tell me – why do you like working with the Fuji.
The Fuji is an ace camera. I bought it to give me something more
portable that I could take anywhere and it truly fits that bill. It
takes stunning photos. I like the simplicity of the camera,
everything I need is just right there. I like my Nikon DSLR too, but
it’s not as workable in my eyes.
You seem to be facinated with old and rusty things. Is that
true and Why is that?
Ha, yes I do like old and rusty things. It has never been a
conscious hunt but there’s something about the colours for me,
something that draws me in. I like to think about the history of
things. There’s a rusty bike on my blog that I snapped at Bletchley
Park, a WW2 code breaking centre. That bike has a serious history
and I love that.
Moving into street photography what are your plans for the
Get out more. Simple as that. Also, you really need to grow a pair
with street photography. You simply don’t have time to be shy or
scared – else you miss the moment. I need to take my X100 everywhere and just enjoy it. I need to build more confidence when getting inside the space of others.
Tell me a little more about the Fuji X100 and other
equipment you like to use?
I also have a Nikon D3100. It’s nothing special but it takes great
pictures with the right lenses. I generally use that more for zoom
work and macro. It’s much better for landscape because of the Nikon
vibrancy in colour. The Fuji is simply my go everywhere camera. In
fact, I’ve barely touched the Nikon since. I have a range of lenses
for the Nikon and they really make the pictures.
Can you name some tips for those who want to take their
passion for photography further?
Personally I think it has to be in the eye of the individual. We all
have our own styles and sometimes that’s hard to find, I still
haven’t found mine. Saying that, I don’t think a style is essential,
it just develops naturally. I love reading about street photography
but I have a long way to go before I’m a ‘street photographer’. All
I can advise is that you just get out there and start taking
pictures. Practice makes perfect!
Thanks Dave for sharing your “old and rusty” meets the
“sexy retro” Fuji!
Check out David Richards blog and follow along while he
develops his photography style