The Thoughts and Feelings
My relationship with the environment is what drives my photography. I respect its resilience, its ruggedness and its layers of beauty. When I am running up the trail at 5am to catch the sunrise or clutching my camera while rappelling on the side of a cliff, I am reminded of how fragile humans are and how dependent we are on our surroundings.
As a result, I have fallen in love with the lightweight and compact yet rugged nature of the FUJIFILM X Series. My style of photography requires me to venture miles into the backcountry, often spending nights at a time just to frame a single image, so weight and form factor are essential.
I chose to use FUJIFILM X-T4 paired primarily with XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 LM OIS lenses. This setup allowed me to create a wide variety of images, from sweeping landscapes to intimate wildlife, without worrying about missing anything.