Wasteland Weekend!


Wasteland Weekend is a four day long apocalyptic theme, Mad Max style campout and festival. This was our first year attending and it won’t be the last. I love desert camping.

My goal wasn’t to spend too much of my time doing photography, but I couldn’t resist once I arrived and was glad I brought the Fuji X-T20. All these images were shot with the 18-55 and 35mm 1.4.  I was extra charmed that someone camping near us got married out in the desert complete with a stylish vehicle to take them to and from the ceremony location.

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Urban Decay in Oakland

I finally toured the old 16th Street Train Station in Oakland, and we didn’t even have to hop any fences. This gorgeous old building is now being cared for and one can rent it out for events, including weddings!









More below the cut, the back of the building is covered in some terrific graffiti….

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Destination: New Deal Distillery




Last year we roadtripped up to Portland to photograph a wedding and made sure to carve out a bit of time to stop into New Deal Distillery for a tasting. Of course, we walked out with half a case of their bottles, including both gins because I couldn’t decide which I liked best. In particular I love their ginger liqueur and the ‘Mud Puddle’ (vodka infused with cacao nibs) is particularly delightful.

All shot with Fuji X-Pro1 and the 18-55mm Zoom

Fuji X-Pro1 at Weddings

I keep seeing some amazing work being shot by other photographers at weddings with the Fuji X-pro1 (and other cameras in that family), and I’ve begun to use mine for detail and ‘getting ready’ photos. While I rely on DSLR’s for most of the coverage, I’m finding the low profile and quiet shutter is far less intimidating as people are relaxing before the big event.

As other people have noted, the JPG processing right out of the camera is beautiful, with a very film-like quality too it. Thank you, Fuji!

Both images shot on Fuji X-Pro1, 35mm 1.4