It’s ten years since the first Fujifilm X Mount camera appeared, and we’re celebrating by featuring ten of the best photos from our local community. Freelance photographer, Carl Kindo turned to Fujifilm quite literally by accident. He tells us more about his photography.
Why do you love photography?
I grew up enjoying creating art, so I have a passion for anything creative. Photography fits the bill perfectly.
What made you switch to Fujifilm and when did this happen?
It’s a bittersweet story. I met Lindsey Appolis (now a Fujifilm X-Photographer) through a mutual friend and got offered an opportunity to do a ‘behind the scenes’ on a movie with him. On the first day of the shoot, I unfortunately got into a car accident. During recovery it became clear that the weight of my previous equipment was too much, and remembering the introduction I had to Fujifilm through Lindsey, I decided to change since mirrorless cut down on weight. The retro look of Fujifilm was also very appealing.
Which Fujifilm camera do you use?
At the moment I’m using the Fujifilm X-T4, having upgraded from previous older versions.
What do you love most about the camera?
The fact that it’s the dark horse amongst all these full frame cameras.
Tell us a bit more about your photography and what you would like to achieve through this.
Originally, I was attracted to the HDR (high dynamic range) style that was becoming popular. Later I was introduced to night portrait photography with neon lights, and this started to influence my style of editing. Ideally, I would like to travel to countries which allow me to shoot more of this style, such as the United States or Japan. For me it’s also important to venture into different styles of photography in order to grow and not become boxed in.
Where can people find your work online?
Most of my work is on Instagram, which can be found here: www.instagram.com/carlkindo/