Pakamani Ndwandwa is a Fujifilm shooter hailing from Komani in the Eastern Cape. With an eye for portraiture and a love of stories untold, he shares his favourite ten images with us.
Why do you love photography?
I get to be the author of stories untold and the fact that I get to paint with light brings me great joy. Memory capturing is something that is dear to me as I also print most of the images that I take.
Tell us a bit more about your photography and what you would like to achieve through this.
I mainly shoot fashion and families, but in recent weeks fell in love with the #shootforpurpose project. It speaks to the true nature of why cameras are there – capturing the most random and abstract things in order to journal stories that one day will bring change to situations.
What made you switch to Fujifilm and when did this happen?
In 2020 I had a birthday shoot and my photographer used the Fujifilm X-T20 and 18-55mm. I was in awe of the colour science and the light weight of the camera. The best part was the retro dials, and it was then that I realised that this is the system for me. The economic nature and availability of the Fujifilm products also appeals.
Which Fujifilm camera do you use and what’s your favourite lens?
I own three bodies: the X-S10, X-T3 and X-T30. As far as my favourite lens, it must be the 35mm f2; it’s my go to and is quite light to carry.
What do you love most about the camera?
The ergonomics of the X-S10 are amazing and coming from a DSLR system that has the PSAM dial and grip it made me feel at home. The video on the camera is exceptional although I am more of a stills than motion shooter. Also, the colour science is just phenomenal, especially with the Film Simulations.
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