JOHANN VAN DER WALT – Love is in the Air

Today is a very special day – it is Valentine’s Day on a Friday.

The previous time this happened was on 14 February 2014. And for me, that date is very special.

Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because this was the day that I first met with Eslie Basson at the Fujifilm offices in Johannesburg and made the decision to change over, ditching all my previous gear.  

It was a bold step to take back in 2014. The Fujifilm interchangeable lens system was very new and the idea of a mirrorless camera still had a sort of a stigma of being “point-and-shoot” cameras.  

Today, such a step is a no-brainer. Everybody in the photography world knows that Fujifilm is a flagship brand, with the company numerous times illustrating their love of photography.

After our meeting, I went to Kameraz in Rosebank to trade most of my gear in on a Fujifilm X-T1. All this because of a Friday Valentine’s Day. No wonder I have such a love affair with Fujifilm!

To celebrate the day, I would like to share some photos I took last year on Valentine’s Day at Dongmen, China, not far from where I am currently living.

All photos were taken with the Fujifilm X100F in Acros black and white.

By Fujifilm X-Photographer Johann van der Walt


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