As Londoner who has had the privilege of living in a few countries. I try to embrace the people and cultures I have come across. Quite often this challenges your own perspective of life, your ideals, your values and perceived stereotypes. Like most people I love to travel and experience new places, photograph those locations from my personal perspective and try to create a cohesive body of work that reflects that experience with the limited time available. To be a tourist is easy, a traveler and a photographer is something else, one minute your immersed in an experience and then your’e an objective observer recording the life around you.
The photographic medium is a powerful and influential tool that has the ability convey a message into any language. Our lives are littered with images of our personal past. The mass media and marketing machine uses imagery to convey messages about events and products that we apparently need.
My photos are, my interpretation of the situation presented. I do a mixture of colour, black and white, arty and abstraction.
On the front page there is a blog style entry containing a single or a few photos along with a caption or information (when relevant) about that photograph.
Each camera or lens yields a slightly different image signature, they all have characteristics that either make you smile or leave you with a sense of frustration. Currently I’m using a Nikon Z6, Olympus OMD EM1 X and a Fuji XE2s. I tend to use them in different situations. One camera is not better than the other, they just do in a different way.
My camera rational:
The Fuji XE2s with a 35mm f2 prime lens is small unobtrusive, lightweight, low cost (secondhand) and is ideal for city / urban environments. Sling it over your shoulder and tramp around.
The Nikon Z6 is a full frame camera that I pair with the Nikon 24 / 70 s f2.8 my choice for landscape photography.
The Olympus OMD EM1X is my main go to camera for everyday shooting, handling, build quality and a host of really useful features make this a superb product. Along with the very versatile 12 / 100 f4 zoom and reasonably priced primes, 17mm, 25mm, 45mm and the 60mm macro.
Ultimately the camera or device used for image capture does not really matter (as long as you are happy with it), it is the content creation that is of primary importance.
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© Antony Kyriacou