Paul Sanders is a professional landscape photographer based in the south east of England. He started his career as news photographer working on regional newspapers before joining International News Service Reuters in 1998. After four years covering major news and sport stories across Europe, he joined The Times in London. With a clear vision of how good photography should be displayed in newspapers he was appointed as Picture Editor of The Times in 2004, guiding the visual transition from broadsheet to the more popular compact format. He left The Times in 2012 to pursue his passion for fine art landscape work. He now supplies his work to corporate clients, runs workshops, and writes for photography magazines.
I switched to Fujifilm when they launched the X-T1. I had used the X-Pro1 for a couple of years before as a back-up camera but never on commissioned work. The X-T1 was a turning point for me. The way I shoot means that I need to connect with my subject on a spiritual and emotional level. To do this, I don’t want a camera that is heavy or cumbersome. When I handled the X-T1, I truly felt at one with it. The camera virtually disappears when I work. This is really important as I don’t want to be distracted by it. The design and layout of the features on the camera just work; there’s nothing that’s out of place or unnecessary. I can honestly say I shoot far more now I have my Fujifilm cameras than with any other camera I have ever used, they have put the joy and energy back into my photography.