Last weekend was a reboot of the photowalk that was meant to happen before the pandemic took over our lives. We had originally planned for a Architecture & Street photography photowalk with the Fuji X Aus Perth crew back in March. With the weather warming up and Perth being in the fortunate position of having no community transmission of the virus, we organised a meetup in Fremantle.
It was suppose to be a wet and rainy weekend in Perth. Again we were fortunate that the weather-gods smiled upon us and it was rain-free for the 2 or so hours we were on the street shooting. We had resident street photographer Nicholas taking the lead and showing us around some cool architectural locations in Fremantle. It’s been a while since I’ve been down at Fremantle, let alone photograph in Fremantle. There’s actually quite a bit of construction and revitalisation happening around Fremantle which is great to see. Definitely keen on re-visiting once construction finishes and it brings more visitors in the city.
It was great to catch up with a few familiar faces and also see see a couple of new ones. As usual it was a lot of talk about photography but also catching up over what people have been up to in the last 6 months. We started out at at The Attic in Fremantle for a coffee and catch up before head out onto the streets. The walked around the main streets of Fremantle, Fremantle Market and ended at the Old Synagogue.
I had the opportunity to test out hte Fujifilm X-T4 and the 56mm f1.2 lens. Boy was it fun. Love the portrait shots that came out of this camera. Snappy focus, creamy bokeh!
A few of us linger behind to catch up over a drink at the Old Synagogue, until the rain came and we decided to call it a day. Thank you for all who braved the weather and came out for our first photowalk of the year.
If you’re in Perth, join us for our next photowalk and join our chat group to keep up to date! Hit up myself, Chong or Gustavo and we will add you in.