Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fujifilm XF23mm f1.4 goes Architectural - Box Park Dubai

Dubai is known for its ambitious Architectural projects; the latest one is a "shopping street" based around containers called "Box Park" in Jumeirah which opened earlier this week.


Time to take the 23mm f1.4 prime lens, I have on loan from Fujifilm Middle East for a spin. No, I know that Architectural photography is not really what one would thinks about when shooting with a lens which has a 35mm equivalent full frame focal lens! 

The advantage however of a "normal" lens is that there is very little distortion accross the frame; something which is great for Architectural work.

Box Park, Dubai

Back to the Box Park in Dubai; the project is likely inspired by the "Container Mall" in Christchurch, New Zealand, where after a strong earthquake in February 2011, people started opening shops in shipping containers because all of their shops were damaged beyond repair.

Box Park, Dubai

The Box Park project in Dubai however, wasn't created because of an extreme natural disaster and consists of a mix of classic concrete structures and containers.

Box Park, Dubai

All of the images are shot with the Fujifilm X-T1, handheld (not using a tripod), at ISO's varying from 1600 to 6400 (mostly 3200) using the Auto ISO function! 

Box Park, Dubai

Box Park, Dubai

Box Park, Dubai

As an Architectural photographer, I'm always excited to see new projects pop up and this one is definitively one to take note of! 

Box Park, Dubai


Box Park, Dubai

To check out how the Fujifilm XF 23mm 1.4 lens shines for street photography, click here.

Remember, "Architecture begins where engineering ends" - Walther Gropius


BJORN

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