The Mission District – a visual feast of mural art

While researching our recent photography trip to San Francisco and area, we put the Mission District high on our list of things to do. Some Internet guides characterize this area as dangerous to visit, citing frequent shootings and robberies. We’re glad we didn’t listen. Named for Mission Dolores, founded in 1776, the Mission District is [...]

California Dreaming with the X-series cameras

What a trip it was! Almost 10 days, 5,500 kilometres, three ghost towns, the Oregon Coast, San Francisco, Yosemite and lots in-between. Kasia and I had planned this trip for a long time. Some places we had visited before (Shaniko, Oregon Coast), while others (Bodie, Yosemite) were new for us. As usual with such a [...]

Life on the Streets of Senegal (photo essays with Fuji X-E1)

From early in the morning until late at night, the streets of Senegal are buzzing with life. At daybreak merchants set up their stands along all major roads, businesses open their doors, people rush to work and kids (the lucky ones) go to school. Not all children have the privilege of going to school. In [...]

One Woman’s Incredible Journey to Africa (photo essays with Fuji X-E1)

Very often I find women’s approach to photography much better than men’s. Men view cameras as toys. We cherish cameras; we talk about them and even argue about them. Unfortunately this technical approach often keeps us away from what is really important in photography. Immediately after my wife, Kasia, took our Fuji X100 into her [...]