Summary of 2018 and the top 10 images of the year

Summary of 2018 and the top 10 images of the year

IN SEARCH OF MEANING  2017 was the year of visual risk-taking when my photography was in intentional but controlled turmoil. It led me to deep discoveries and many new and exciting visuals, something I called “unquiet presence.” Early 2018 appeared to be going in a similar direction but from the outset I knew that this [...]

The Visual Poet Experience 2019 is here!

The Visual Poet Experience 2019 is here!

What an incredible year it has been! From Vancouver to San Francisco and London to Berlin, 2018 was another great year for the Visual Poet Experience. It has been a great pleasure to craft imagery with so many talented photographers, new and advanced. We achieved so much together and became friends for life. The Visual [...]

The first issue of the Medium Format Magazine is here!

The first issue of the Medium Format Magazine is here!

It is finally happening. The Medium Format platform and the accompanying Medium Format Magazine are here! Only two years ago digital medium format photography was the privilege of a very few mostly commercial and fashion photographers who could justify spending the equivalent of a new car on purchasing a medium format system. At that time, [...]

First thoughts and a guest’s impressions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R

First thoughts and a guest’s impressions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm’s medium format assault continues. For years there has been a discussion about what Fujifilm should do next after establishing itself in the APS-C segment with the X-series. Many people advocated for the need of a full frame line-up. I have always thought that would be a major mistake for several reasons. First, after shooting [...]

Pitfalls of Street Photography

Pitfalls of Street Photography

Since its inception this blog has covered many topics, some of them distinctly personal, some common and some highly contentious. When initiating this blog many years ago, I knew from the start that I wanted to make it honest and conversational. Especially in photography, genuine and filter-free discussions are important as they often lead to [...]

Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 lens review – Street Photography with medium format? Hell yes!

Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 lens review – Street Photography with medium format? Hell yes!

For years, I’ve felt the lure of the digital medium format. But the prices of such systems were stratospheric and out-of-reach for those of us who could not justify the purchase by running a commercial or high-end fashion photography business. In fact, I was puzzled by the fact that camera companies have been bleeding margins [...]