11.16.2020 Yukiko Kawabe

#SOOC: Yukiko Kawabe x X-S10

Yukiko Kawabe

After graduating from college, she moved to Tokyo and worked as a model and TV personality.
She studied under photographer Masayoshi Takakuwa and became an independent photographer in 2019.
In addition to shooting portraits using location and studio lighting, her life’s work is snaps of everyday life and travel.
She is currently working tirelessly to be both a model and a photographer.

Everyone has something irreplaceable and precious treasure.
Its shape is infinite for each person.

When I was in elementary school, I remember my father told me “What is the one thing that you can’t buy with money?”
My answer was “Human’s life”
Then, my father told me “You are right but the answer to my questions is photography. If you miss the moment, you cannot capture the moment even paying the money. That’s why I am shooting photography every day at home.”

My father always has a camera in his belt pouch. He would take pictures of our family whenever we went out, we stayed in the living room of our house, or we had dinner.
This has been the case since I was born, and it has become a natural habit to have a picture taken of us every day.

When I think back on it, I realize that this “naturalness” is my very passion for photography, and the X-S10 is the very thing that has just appeared in front of me in the form of that “naturalness”.

X-S10 & XF35mmF1.4 R

X-S10 & XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

The first thing that surprised me when I held it in my hand was its compactness. It even fits in the palm of my hand, which is not very large. The number and placement of the control buttons are also nice, and I found out that all buttons and dials were placed at right place.
As a result, it looks stylish and fits my clothes when I go out. It is discreet and fits all kinds of photographer without any conflicts.

  • X-S10 & XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

  • X-S10 & XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

-What we have now is to be honest and beautiful. –
This is my theme when I shoot photography.
I keep this in mind when I do street snaps and model shoots.

X-S10 & XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

In order to take honest pictures, I want to eliminate “hesitation” as much as possible.
If setting is not smooth and it takes too long to compose, you would miss the moment.
X-S10 has never make me worry about those concern.
In addition to the compactness of the body and easy grip, I believe the in-body image stabilization function and the vari-angle LCD play a major role.

X-S10 & XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

In creating honest and beautiful work, I place even more importance on “color”. The reason I bought my first FUJIFILM camera was because I fell in love with the “color” created by the FUJIFILM cameras at first sight.

X-S10 & XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

It’s gentle and has a simple aspect to it, yet it’s very impressive. The beautiful colors do not seem strangely contrived, and they are not uncomfortable at all, but rather come straight to the heart. By making full use of film simulation, various color expressions are possible, and it is possible to convey more deeply the feelings when I pressed the shutter and the things I wanted to express.

  • X-S10 & XF23mmF2 R WR

  • X-S10 & XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

I don’t want to release this camera, which has eliminated all inconvenience. Rather, it is a camera that I want to always keep by my side.

Once you miss it, you can’t get it again.
It’s to capture the moment right here.