My perspective on photography has started to shift. When I first started in photography with a Sony a6000 in 2015, I was drawn to that camera by sunsets and eventually made many time-lapses. Abandoned buildings and rusted cars drew my attention for the next several years and new friends as a result. A year ago a new friend introduced me to living-history scenes through his written stories and permitted me to shadow him at reenactments this year. Meanwhile, a Fujifilm X100S found its way into my hands and the world of tighter compositions opened my mind to new possibilities. That Fujifilm camera took away digital distractions (menus) and a heavy gear bag that were causing a great disinterest in capturing future moments. Because of the fixed lens, I’m nudged more often towards strangers and their life stories.
Here’s a selection of close-ups from this year.