Fujifilm X-Photographer Gallery - Dave Kai Piper
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Fujifilm X-Photographer

From 2012 till 2018. I am currently not with the Fujifilm X-Photographer Program

"Some photographers spend their days waiting, some spend their lives waiting. Some spend their hours crafting and creating, some document from distance and there are those who record, who impose and intrude. For some it is a release, an adventure of sorts. There are those who are practice in private and some who flaunt exuberance and flair in such lavish styles. There are those to which photography is a commercially driven need. Photography can create celebrity or convey the downfalls of empires. They say the art of genius is to make the complex simple. So, it might not be so easy to explain why I simply love the X-Pro. For me, in a camera, I look for a companion along a journey. If my X-Pro could talk, I only wonder of the stories it would tell…" 

For me, photography is a form of expression, we develop a bond to our images, they are windows for other people to see what we saw. It should come as no surprise that the cameras we use to create these moments become more than just black boxes, they become part of the story too. This seemingly odd relationship between photographer and camera is something you either get or don’t with one camera brand or another. Personally, the X-system fits my style of photography perfectly. Cameras like the X-Pro2 become less of a tool and part of the creation process. A great camera should help to remove the barrier of subject & viewer - there are very few cameras that are able to do this. The power of the sensor mixed with the styling of the X-Pro2 make this camera pretty much perfect for me. I can go anywhere and do anything with it. My work ranges vastly from day to day, there are very few cameras that I would trust as my go to camera – but, the X-Pro 2 definitely is that camera for me. The constant development of new lenses for the pro user – or the demanding user as I would class my self is also amazing. Lenses like the 16-55mm & the 50-140mm are perfectly suited & well built to survive everyday use on the road with me, which can be tough at times !

Please enjoy and share these images as much as we have enjoyed making them. 

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