August 30, 2019
Ok so, I never been really interested to magicians, jugglers, trapezzists. For what concerns live shows, I prefer music concerts or theater. But, in August I was hired from Epilepsy Toronto to shoot a four days event, the Busker Fest, and it surprised me!
Festival admission is by donation to festival organizers, is held every year from August 30th till September 2nd in Woodbine Park, the Beach neighborhood, Toronto.
As I said before, shooting this festival amazed me, so many performers that gave their best to the audience. I really enjoyed seeing how much they enjoyed doing that job, seeing all the amazed/amused spectators applaud, donate and enjoy the shows around the park.
Epilepsy Toronto is an amazing agency, over the past 60 years is solely dedicated to help people living with epilepsy. They provide support to families, children and adults prioritizing individual needs, the importance of living as independently as possible and the benefits of community engagement.
In these days I had the opportunity to shoot with the Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 LM WR Lens, a fast-aperture prime with a focal length equivalent to 137mm in a full-frame camera. What can I say, for this kind of events is perfect, also for portraits. It’s clinical, super sharp (I think is the sharpest lens from Fujifilm), I would call it “the surgeon’s lens“.
This lens allows you to get close to the subject when the situation won’t let you. It has a fast aperture f/2, so is good enough for low light environments, the auto-focus is super quick and WR means weather resistant!
Below some shoots, let me know what’s your thoughts.
The gear I’ve used:
- Fujifilm XT-3
- Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 LM WR
- Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R