Black and White in Rapallo, Italy

Great food, nice people, beautiful surroundings and (some) very decent trains. Italy has it all.

More than anything – Italy is a playground for anyone with a camera, with inspiration around every corner.

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A square in Rapallo. Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

Throughout the trip I carried my Fujifilm X-T3, always with the bulletproof Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR attached.

A restaurant worker on his way home after a shift.
Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

For about 9 years prior, my go to camera was a Fujifilm X100 (OG). It was always in my pocket. When not in my pocket I kept it around my neck. I learned to shot “from my hip” with great precision.

Dolphin fans at the Acquario Di Genova. Acquario Di Genova.
Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

With a larger and arguably more eyecatching camera that kind of candid street photography got harder, I relaized. So I practiced in Italy. As one does.

I did have my doubts on the X-T3 but after this first trip I found that it was perfect.

Within 5 minutes of arriving to Rapallo by train one of my first photographic opportunities fell into my lap.
Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

To me, monochrome tends to get rid of distractions. Bright shirts, loud signs and ugly backgrounds. Instead it forces the viewer to focus on the subject and composition.


A boat trip along a strip of the Italian riviera. Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR
A gentleman waiting for hotel guests in Portofino. Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR
Waiting for the right subject to walk in to the picture in Rapallo. Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR
Back alley in Genova. Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 35mm f/2 WR

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