I bought the X-Pro 1 with the 35mm f1.4 lens in July 2012.
Earlier that year I’d sustained a neck injury that meant DSLR gear was too heavy to lug around. I wanted something smaller and lighter, which still delivered DSLR quality images with good low light handling. Until that point, I hadn’t come across a compact camera that was quite satisfactory. The X-Pro 1 came with that customer proposition. Several months after its initial release, I still couldn’t find a review which faulted any aspect of it that mattered to me. It sounded perfect. Read the rest of this post »
Yeah, I can see it now
The distant red neon shivered in the heat
I was feeling like a stranger in a strange land
You know where people play games with the night
God, it was too hot to sleep….
- Robbie Robertson, Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Singapore. Home to eternally anxious masses, the surprising things also found in public spaces: Read the rest of this post »
I meant to write an anniversary post when I hit a year on the road, but mid January came and went before i realized it. The post is still a relevant one though, despite its tardiness.
2013 has been the best year of my life so far. I say this not only for the great parts of the journey, but the shitty bits too. I say this because through it all, it felt like I’d actually lived for the first time in my life, rather than just existing for no discernible reason. I’ve been to some incredible places, met great people who have become friends, fallen in love, worked on some exciting projects. Instead of wondering how amazing things seemed to happen to some people all the time, all those things were suddenly happening to me. And when opportunities came my way, for the first time ever, I was free to grab them and give them everything I had. Read the rest of this post »