Experiencing the Dreams of Oskar Barnack
The camera that Oskar Barnack dreamed of, with its carry-about convenience, compactness, and high performance, is still the ideal camera today. It has evolved even further with the innovation of the mirrorless design - as seen in the LUMIX DMC-GX7, the newest embodiment of that ideal camera.
I shot this photo of the Neckar River on a weekend as time flowed peacefully along. The GX7 gives smooth expression to the reflection on the water's surface, and captures even the fine details of the trees.
I pressed the shutter button just at the instant that the pigeons took flight. The fast, accurate AF gave me exactly the powerful shot that I was looking for.
Attended a study program in San Francisco, USA, centering on photography and video. After returning to Japan, he worked as an assistant to photographer Shinichi Hanawa, then launched his career as a photographer. He specializes in shooting town scenes and landscapes, mainly for magazines and advertisements. He has also recently begun lecturing and writing.