Samuel Zeller I love this article.
Jonathan Simcoe
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Hello Simcoe, thank you for the kind words. I started taking my own images in 2012 when I buyed a Fujifilm X100 to go to London, at that time I was working on a side project called Lensblr (a community of photographers on Tumblr). Then I got the Fujifilm X-E1 and my first prime lens, the XF35mm F1.4. It has become my lens of choice. I’ve sold my X-E1 and buyed the X-T1 and now I have the X-Pro2 as my first camera and I keep the T1 as a backup camera. I have the XF16mm F1.4 lens on my T1, on editorial jobs I always have two cameras (faster and safer than changing lens). My photographic sense and style are heavily by my childhood. I never had a TV and both my parents were artists. I lived with my mother, she used to paint a lot and we had ton of photography/art/design books. She took my to the cinema often, I’ve seen a very large ammount of movies very young and it trained my eye. I also developed a passion for architecture and composition through my designer years. I was working in different agencies before starting my freelancing career, there I learned to shoot video, use 3D software, CAD and graphic design software. All of this were small steps that improved my way of seeing and capturing beauty. I think it’s like drawing, practice makes perfect but there’s also a lot of other things that influence you. The travels you make, the jobs you do, the people you meet. You never stop evolving and that is the cool part, looking at last year images and seeing the progress :)

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