Chris Upton is a travel, landscape and social documentary photographer from Nottinghamshire, UK. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and is proud to be an official Fujifilm X Photographer. Chris’s great passions in life are travel and photography. He has travelled widely and finds it an amazing experience to observe and photograph a variety of cultures, people, and landscapes. His hope is that through his photographs he can bring a little of this to the viewer and inspire others to experience the beauty and diversity of the world for themselves.
In 2016, Chris presented a major social documentary project recording the closure of Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, to widespread critical acclaim. He also published a book, Thoresby: The End Of The Mine, to accompany the exhibition.
Chris’s work is sold internationally and has been published in numerous magazines and books. He has held several major solo exhibitions and was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Masters of Vision Exhibition of Photography at Southwell Minster in 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Chris loves to share his knowledge and he lectures around the UK and runs a variety of workshop events.
My journey into Fujifilm cameras started in 2013 when I bought an X-E1 and a couple of lenses with the idea it would run alongside my DSLR kit. However, as many others have found, once I saw the quality of the files and the incredible feel to the images, which I can best describe as filmic, I was hooked. The Fujifilm was used more and more, my system expanded with an X-T1 and a range of lenses and soon the DSLR was consigned to the cupboard.
Low in bulk and weight, the system packs into a shoulder bag and feels simply liberating to use. It is so intuitive with a superb viewfinder and all the main controls easily accessible.
The equipment is well made and handles superbly though, ultimately, it’s the image quality which is the most important factor. With the combination of Fujifilms renowned quality lenses and the X Trans sensor there is certainly no compromise in this area, the results are stunning.
For a travel photographer the system is unobtrusive and less intimidating than a DSLR, helping to produce more natural people pictures.
With beautiful design, quality results and a company that listens to their customers, I can honestly say I’ve never enjoyed my photography more.