Last week I found out I was shortlisted for a competition held by Fujifilm and my image will get displayed in the House of Photography in London once it’s allowed to re-open again.
Back in November I entered an image into a Fujifilm photo competition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the fabulous X100 line of cameras.
The brief was to submit your single best image taken with an X100 series camera. Having owned the original X100 for very nearly 10 years (it’s the one camera I’ve owned so far that I wouldn’t sell) and more recently, the X100F, I had a dig through my collection and spent far too long second-guessing myself about which was my ‘best’ image.
I’m terrible at choosing favourites, but in the end went for this quite recent image as it had a more stand-out, graphic quality to it that felt a bit more ‘photo competition’.
Last week I found out that, while I didn’t win, I was shortlisted.
Which is pretty cool.
I don’t tend to enter photography competitions but it was fun to recognise a decade of the Fuji X series and the little camera that has to go down as a classic; one that kick-started Fujifilm’s excellent X series of mirrorless cameras and brought proper manual controls back to digital cameras for a perfect-to-me hybrid of shooting styles.
As mentioned at the start, when things are safe again, the winners and shortlisted images will go on display in London and hopefully things will have eased enough that I can make a trip down to see the exhibit.
The winners and shortlisted images can be seen on the X100 anniversary site.