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Photo by Harry Edmonds

Talented Fujifilm street photographers to follow on Instagram

Samuel Zeller
May 22, 2017 · 8 min read

As the editor of an online photography magazine (Fujifeed) I see a ton of images per week and I discover new and inspiring people every day. It’s part of my job to spot good photographers and publish them through interviews and articles or by posting their work daily on Instagram.

Fujifilm cameras are loved among street photographers because of their size, the ability to use an hybrid viewfinder and an electronic shutter (totally silent) and their incredible film simulations. Some of their models like the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the X100 series are made in a way that they almost become an extension of your arm and eye. A perfect tool on the streets.

Here’s a selection of photographers that use them in wonderful ways…

Ernst P. Sanz

Madrid, Spain

Ernst passion for photography began with an iPhone 4, his first “camera”. In 2013 he discovered street photography and took that road. His approach is natural, and he often compose with architecture and urban landscape like a painter would do with colors. He was using the X30 before, he now use the Fujifilm X100F.

Instagram: @e_rnst

Craig Whitehead

Cambridge, United Kingdom

What I love about Craig work is his ability to pull out abstract shapes and very graphical compositions out of busy streets. He’s always focusing on getting good light. His favorite combo on the streets is the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with the XF56mm F1.2 lens.

Instagram: @sixstreetunder

Joshua K. Jackson

London, United Kingdom

Josh images have this very dark and moody feeling, but dig a little bit deeper and you’ll find that they are far from being “cold”. He’s one of the very active street photographer of London and he organize workshops regularly. If you ever see someone under the rain in Soho taking images of restaurant windows with an X-T1 and the XF56mm, it’s probably him…

Instagram: @joshkjack

Lorenzo Catena

Rome, Italy

Lorenzo work as an architect, his street photography is based on capturing the unconscious beauty in the mundane (what is considered “banal”). He search contrast between light and shadow and the presence of significant actions within a single image. He always has the small but powerful Fujifilm X70 in one of his pocket.

Instagram: @lorenzo_catena

Valérie Six

Bordeaux, France

Valérie is attracted as a magnet by the extraordinary arrangements in places, lines, curves, light, shadows and colors. She told me that frames imposed themselves to her as by enchantment. Always observing our modern society through cities, architecture and the human ability to adapt to changes. She’s using the Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF16–55mm F2.8 or the XF23mm F1.4.

Instagram: @valeriesixlouis

Brandon Wong

London, United Kingdom

Brandon has a very strong eye for composition and some of his shots are resembling of graphic design. He comes from a background in production/video, constantly inspired by imagery he sees in film and also film posters. He often use very strong direction lines and creative framing. He’s mostly using the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with the XF56mm F1.2 lens.

Instagram: @_mrbw_

Fermín Guzmán

Chimalhuacán, México

Want a bit of color in your feed? Fermin work is full of sunshine and he give us a unique look at the distinctive beauty of his country, Mexico. He’s using the Fujifilm X100S.

Instagram: @ferminstreetphotographer

Sergi García Gavaldà

Barcelona, Spain

A master of geometry, minimalism and black and white, that’s how I would describe Sergi’s work. His use of super contrasted light is stunning. He’s shooting essentially the Fujifilm X-T2 paired with either the XF23mm F1.4 or the X35mm F1.4 lens.

Instagram: @serpiaka

Yvan des Costards

Paris, France

You can instantly tell when you look at Yvan’s work that he’s able to know in advance perfectly when to press the shutter. His images are always spot on. Discovering France through is camera is delightful! He’s mostly shooting with the Fujifilm X100T.

Instagram: @canal_street55

Matt Hall

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Matt loves silhouettes and people engulfed in shadows on the street. His work is always well composed, he has a great eye for details. He use the X100T most of the time and sometimes the X-T1 with the XF18mm F2.

Instagram: @the13thsecond

Tatsuo Suzuki

Tokyo, Japan

Tatsuo work is raw and intimate, he’s often using a small flash and get very close to his subjects. Working essentially in black and white, reducing the distractions that color could induce. He’s also working on VoidTokyo, a street photography magazine in collaboration with 11 Japanese street photographers. He use the Fujifilm X100F.

Instagram: @tatsuo_suzuki_001

Suzanne Stein

Southern California, USA

Suzanne work is between street an documentary. She’s very concerned about social inequality and tell the stories of sometimes very difficult lives. On the streets she use the X-T2 and the XF16mm F1.4 and sometimes the XF10–24mm F4 lens.

Instagram: @suzanne_stein

Gianfranco Gentile

London, United Kingdom

A good eye for composition and beautiful colors often reminiscent of oil painting. Gianfranco work is sometimes very intimate, but always respectful of the subjects. He’s currently exploring Cuba. On the streets his tool of the trade is the small Fujifilm X70.

Instagram: @stop_and_search

Mustafa Hacalaki

Montréal, Canada

First thing you’ll notice in Mustafa’s work is the number of images taken during the night, the beautiful lights and the use of color. His work is often superbly composed. He started shooting street photography with the Fujifilm X-E2. He’s now mostly using the X-Pro2 and the XF35mm F2 lens.

Instagram: @mhacalaki

Mohamed Mahdy

Alexandria, Egypt

Mohamed is a documentary photographer and filmmaker documenting the social and cultural aspects of Egypt. His work is often very raw, striking, a very real vision of his country. Some of his images are insanely good and timeless. He’s using the Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF18mm F2 lens.

Instagram: @mohamedmahdyph

Orietta Gelardin Spinola

Madrid, Spain

Attracted to people, light, composition and whatever makes her heart beat fast, Orietta work is sometimes very subtle but always beautiful. She’s using the Fujifilm X100S for her street photography.


Harry Edmonds

London, United Kingdom

Harry tries to capture fleeting moments that often go completely unnoticed, turning the everyday into something special. He mostly do black and white. For him, the timeless quality of monochrome is appealing, the restriction it imposes force him to go after an iconic scene or image. His favorite combination on the street is the Fujifilm X-T2 and the XF56mm F1.2 lens, he also shoot with the XF16mm F1.4 and recently acquired the X100F to compliment his setup.

Instagram: @harrywedmonds

Paul Bence

London, United Kingdom

When you look at Paul gallery you see faces, expressions from people. A very raw look at the street, almost unedited. It’s quite striking how close he can get to his subjects. For him the street is a quiet place, he’s suffering from ADHD and thanks to street photography he can just focus on what’s unfolding before his eyes. He’s using the X-Pro2 and his lens of choice is the XF23mm F1.4.

Instagram: @streetbence

Fabrice Cilpa

Lyon, France

Fabrice often use very strong contrast between light and shadow to display his subjects against an almost perfect black background, isolating them from the street. Colors are often strong in his images, a real pleasure for the eye that would surely look great printed! He’s mostly shooting with the Fujifilm X100T.

Instagram: @fabrice_cilpa

Alberto Lamback

London, United Kingdom

Alberto tries to show that life is filled with little moments that go beyond ordinary. His shots have a bit of humour, a hint of poetry. He often get close to his subjects, he use either natural light or an additional flash. His main camera on the street is the Fujifilm X70.

Instagram: @lmbk

Julia Coddington

Sydney, Australia

Julia often wait for the right moment, inserting herself into a place where she become invisible. She love the challenge to get as close as possibly without being noticed. She use the Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF14mm F2.8 and XF18mm F2, and she always carry with her a small X70.

Instagram: @juliacoddington

Thank you very much for reading. I’m a photographer based in Geneva, Switzerland, some of my work is visible on my website and on Instagram.

Samuel Zeller

Written by

Swiss photographer based in Geneva. Fujifilm ambassador. Writing about photography, art and social media. Editor of

Samuel Zeller

Written by

Swiss photographer based in Geneva. Fujifilm ambassador. Writing about photography, art and social media. Editor of

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