behind the shot: i wont apologise

This is not so much a story about a particular photograph. Rather its a story about my “style” of photography, if you will. A style that has everything to do with me purchasing a Fujifilm X-E1 more than a year ago. It took me some time to figure out why the hell did I buy said piece of equipment (a buyer’s remorse was in full swing for the most part of last year, I kid you not, and it had nothing to do with the quality of said camera, for I assure you – its excellent. I simply had not the faintest of ideas what to do with the thing I had in my possession).

Anyway, fast forward to last winter when a week spent in Venezia made it perfectly clear how I want to use this camera. For me it was made to take pictures in the chiaroscuro style by using strong contrasts between light and dark. And by doing so I finally saw photographs that represent me the best. Saying that, Ive been told several times since that my pictures are “way too dark” or “it seems you’ve wondered around only at night”. Yes, admittedly, I sometimes do go overboard with the exposure compensation dial, but frankly Im not going to apologise for that or for my photographs being “too dark” for I am dramatic and mysterious like that.

Biankonera – white-black. Chiaroscuro – light-dark. Its meant to be, if I say so myself.

Disclaimer: This image was taken with no tripod and has not been manipulated (other than resized) for the Fuji colors are so gorgeous.

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8 comments

  1. mvaden1948 says:

    I love your photos (particularly the ones from Venezia) just the way they are!

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  2. Paolo M. says:

    eheh, now please don’t do this to me – don’t enter that maniac pattern of mind of those who mostly live their life in this WP box ๐Ÿ˜‰ you’re not like that. spare “apologize” and “disclaimer” for better and more meaningful campaigns ๐Ÿ™‚

    one thing you should apologize for is making me miss your body-focused production! that is a crime! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  3. We all see the world, people, places…everything so differently and that is the one thing we should always remember. Our photography should look like that how we see things, and not care what others say. Like you know, I worry too much what others say, so now I am telling you just to do the opposite โค

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    • biankonera says:

      Trust me, I am a master worrier too, but I try to keep in mind that at least in photography I can do whatever I want. Lets always remember that ๐Ÿ™‚

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