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  1. Albert Smith
    January 11, 2021 @ 2:58 pm

    “99% of Street Photography is all about failure…”

    Yep. I can’t believe that I use to do this with film. At 15 to 20 Dollars per roll with processing depending on the emulsion, that 99% sure could add up. I just bought a new X-T3 (my fourth Fuji), justifying it by adding up the number of photos that would equal the cost of the camera if it was a film using model. It’s a bargain.

    I like your high contrast B&W images. Lots of jet black negative space really makes the subject pop. Thanks for sharing your story.


    • Philipp Meiners
      January 12, 2021 @ 3:43 pm

      Thank you Albert..I’m glad you like it. Have fun with your X-T3


  2. Andrew
    January 17, 2021 @ 10:44 am

    Great images and an exciting story Philipp. I too have the X-T3 but tend to use the 23mm f1.4. Just got an X100V which seems extremely good too, perhaps that camera interests you too?


    • Philipp Meiners
      January 19, 2021 @ 7:44 pm

      Thank you Andrew. Yeah I like the concept of the x100v but I like to have the opportunity to change my lenses if I feel like it.


  3. Lisa
    January 23, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

    Love your photos. Do you have a favorite recipe on the settings….such as nr-2, hightlights + or -.

    Thx for any tips


    • Philipp Meiners
      February 8, 2021 @ 10:15 am

      Hey Lisa,
      thank you. I’m glad you like it. No I do not have an in camera recipe. I do have a preset in Lightroom which I use very often and adapt every photo.


  4. Tim L
    February 9, 2021 @ 2:17 am

    Nice write up, Philipp. I enjoyed your images.


    • Philipp Meiners
      February 16, 2021 @ 1:05 pm

      Thank you Tim. Appreciate it.


  5. David Scott
    February 13, 2021 @ 11:58 am

    Nice inspirational article and images Philipp – please add your insta details, would like to follow you.


    • Philipp Meiners
      February 16, 2021 @ 1:07 pm

      Hey David. thank you for your kind words about the article. My insta details are right under the whole article just under my profile picture. Just klick and you’re there:)


      • David
        February 17, 2021 @ 7:41 pm

        Thank you, Philipp – don’t know how I missed it!

        Best wishes,


  6. Darryl Young
    April 10, 2021 @ 8:33 am

    Thanks for sharing, Philipp. Great photos! I also spent some time in Vietnam in 2019 with an X-T3 and the 23mm f/2. I loved that setup and I’m excited to be able to go back one day and do some more exploring.

    Have a nice day. Greetings from Berlin.


    • Philipp Meiners
      April 11, 2021 @ 6:19 pm

      Hey Darryl. Thanks for responding to my article. Yeah I also wish to go back with the experience I now have. It would be a whole other experience!


  7. Julio Morais
    March 1, 2022 @ 5:59 pm

    Very beautiful work. I love the contrast of your black and white. Could you share the BW recipe you used for these photos? Are the photos straight from the camera or did you do some post processing? Thanks.


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