Day 7 of 100, Singapore
Still here. And this is not a gear review.
Picked up a GFX 50S (two, really) from Fujifilm Asia Pacific today, which is headquartered here in Singapore. Favian Loo, divisional marketing manager, offered to loan Flemming and I one with three lenses for a week – to which we were all “YES PLEASE.” It’s not every day someone offers you a ten thousand dollar camera to simply muck around with.
When we got to Favian’s office, there were two bodies instead of the one we were expecting to share. It was exceedingly generous of him, especially as we aren’t even attached to the local division (both of us are with Fujifilm Nordic). We are very lucky to be Fujifilm ambassadors. We work with some fine people who support our work with gusto.
We spent this evening padding our usual beat around the neighbourhood, getting to know the ins and outs of these new cameras.
While I’m counting my blessings, I must say that it’s extremely lucky I live and travel with another photographer. Photographers must be one of the most boring kinds of people to travel with, unless you’re one. There’s a lot of aimless walking, idle hanging around waiting for the light or some other as-yet-unnamed thing to be right, pointless looking around, and if you’re like us, in completely arbitrary places. I’m lucky to have someone who works in the same way, to a similar rhythm.
If you told me four years ago, that I’d be living this life, with this man, doing these weird and wonderful things, I’d be all “pffffft.” That was for other people, not I, the world’s biggest scaredy-cat and cave dweller.
And here we are, simultaneously figuring out digital medium format cameras and airline policies, in my mother’s flat in a place I never thought I’d return to with gladness.
Curve balls, they’re everywhere.
Pictures in this post were made with the GFX. At some point, a long blog post with a bunch of pictures will come, but until then, I’ll be trying to shoot some street with it, so stay tuned.
I’ll end today’s post with a gratuitous selfie. I rarely make these, but we’ve done 2 today, which has to be some kind of a record!