Patrice Michellon lives in Paris. He uses X Series cameras and lenses since 2012. His main work is driven by portrait photography as well as various moody fine art compositions where light and strong contrasts play a key role. He is the founding member of X100C (www.x100c.com), a collective of international photographers who present visual essays and stories all produced with X100 series cameras. X100C is aiming at becoming a hub of creativity and inspiration for artists worldwide.
Holding the FUJIFILM X100T and X-T1 in my hands has been a real eye-opener. I got rid of all my DSLRs as well as their heavy lenses. What if I took the time again? Time to compose, time to capture the environment whilst translating all the emotions and moods which surround me when I travel? Thanks to these small camera bodies as well as both the WCL-X100 and the TCL-X100 adapters which follow me everywhere in the world I can now benefit from a light and stealth kit without giving up on an amazing image quality. Eventually my own creativity is the only limitation. For my studio portraits and landscape photography, I also use the X-T1 and the wide range of Fujifilm lenses, in particular the fantastic XF16-55mm f/2.8 WR zoom. The sensor's dynamic as well as the tack sharp lenses allow me to retrieve an unbelievable amount of details. Also the EVF and the camera's manual controls give me real time "what you see is what you get" which is speeding up my workflow when I shape light on my subjects' faces. No need to waste time in endless menus anymore in case I need to make adjustments.