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The Lens of the Mind: A Melancholic Story With the Fujinon XF35mmF1.4

· 17.March.2024

In this ever-evolving world of photography and competent cameras, as the evolution continues there’s something appealing in using a 12-year-old lens – the beautiful and charismatic Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 – paired with the Fujifilm X-T2.

When conceptualising this photo session, I intended to confine myself to the simplicity of these cherished tools, to explore the connection with the person that I was going to photograph using my favourite focal distance, and not worrying about carrying and thinking about a different lens, appreciating the natural process, removing distractions and opting for simplicity, and focusing on the human connection and interaction.

I reached out to my dear friend Catarina and extended an invitation to explore the shores of my home beach for a photo session. Catarina embraced the challenge, making her creative voice and impact felt throughout the process. We embarked on a journey of crafting a visual narrative through what I call ‘the lens of the mind’…

This is an excerpt from an article by Rafael Malvar in issue 96 of FUJILOVE MAGAZINE (March 2024). Subscribers, you can find this article by downloading this issue from your subscriber area.

You will find the remaining part of this article in FUJILOVE MAGAZINE.

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