Equipment

I favour Fuji because they are small, lightweight and mirror-less like the Leica rangefinders favoured by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The silver bodied Fujifilm X100S has a fixed f2 23mm lens (equivalent to 35mm lens) and the black Fujifilm X-T1 is fitted with an f1.4 56mm lens (equivalent to 85mm). Another hero of mine, Don McCullin talks of the discipline and distinct style that is formed through the use of just two prime lenses, himself favouring 28mm or 35mm and an 85mm or 135mm. My first ever digital camera was a Fujifilm S1 Pro, I also used Fuji film – namely Neopan 1600, a gorgeously grainy versatile fast film, ideal for the editorial and documentary work I loved doing at college – so there is an element of brand loyalty and familiarity for me here with Fuji.

I’ve ‘pimped’ them a bit. A Gariz leather case for the X-T1 and a Toma leather case for the X100S. Both have Gordy leather writs straps and thumb brackets mounted on the hot shoe for extra stability and the X100S has a red ‘soft touch’ button for squeezing off steady snaps at slower shutter speeds.