March 31, 2017
This presentation with focus on Markus’s past bodies of work, examples, techniques & tips on street photography and his use of the Fuji X100 series cameras (including latest F model) for street and documentary photography.
The Fujifilm X100F is dynamic, intuitive and powerful street / photography camera - designed to react and respond quickly to the fast changing environment.
The small, quiet and lightweight Fujifilm X100F camera allows me to remain inconspicuous when shooting. Subjects are unaware of my presence – enabling me to capture genuine moments of daily life.
When using B&W setting, I found the grain function on the Fujifilm X100F gives the image files a tactile aesthetic that would appeal to film photographers. I set the camera to create contrasty and impactful files that emphasise the bright light & deep shadow of the Australian sun.
Colour images drawn from the Fuji X100F are vibrant and intense. The files are saturated and have a beautiful organic quality. The colours "pop" on the page or screen.
The auto focus of the Fujifilm X100F camera is highly responsive, reliable and accurate. I could grab moments in an instant and the Fujifilm X100F always nailed the focus. Alternatively, I could use manual focus if needed, just like a traditional manual rangefinder.
The Fujifilm X100F is an incredible instrument for the street, documentary and portrait photographer. The camera allows the artist to concentrate purely on the activity of the scene before them - enabling instinctive, fast and responsive shooting.
For me, the Fujifilm x100F has become an unmatched tool in creating powerful documentary and street images.
Born in Sydney, Australia. Markus studied photography at the Sydney Institute of Technology and his art practice encompasses documentary, street and conceptual bodies of work using all forms of analogue and digital photography.
Markus Andersen has held solo and collaborative exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Istanbul, Sydney and the United Kingdom; and his work is represented in numerous private and institutional collections.
Andersen was the subject of a documentary entitled Into the Belly of the Beast by noted director Rob Norton.
In 2015/2016 Andersen's first book Rage Against The Light was released through T&G Publishing and the body of work Rage Against The Light was exhibited at Black Eye Gallery, Sydney.
Andersen’s second fine art photographic book named CABRAMATTA : a moment in time was released early 2017, available through http://www.tgpublishing.com.au/
A documentary short of the project was recently released my film maker Maria Tran titled Cabramatta Into The Light
Exhibitions of the Cabramatta body of work have been shown at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery and at the Australian Centre for Photography Gallery in 2017, with the exhibition then touring through Australia.
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