Michael Goldrei’s Chromorama Now Available

Budapest 2016

I met Michael Goldrei a few years ago shortly before starting the Addict sites while working with Leicarumors at the Miami Street Photography Festival, and over the years we have kept in touch. We spent most of that first night talking about the various cameras that we love to use and our philosophies about photography. We were both big fans of Fujifilm and Leica so we kept in touch.

He has a unique eye and I have enjoyed following his carrier since. Today he is releasing his first book and some of the special editions are particularly tempting if you’re a collector of photo books. You can read more about Chromorama and it’s Author below, but if you’re interested in being featured on FujiAddict feel free to reach out and you could be featured here too. We try to support readers in every way that we can so I hope you enjoy some of the photos Michael has shared with us.

Hallstatt, Austria 2018

Vienna-based street photographer Michael Goldrei originally hails from the UK. He is the founder of Optic Nerve Street Photography collective [http://www.opticnervecollective.com/], has had his work featured by the BBC and Time Out London, and has been a finalist at Miami Street Photography Festival, StreetFoto San Francisco, and London Street Photography Festival.

London 2018

He just published the first book of his work, ‘chromorama’ [https://www.microsketch.com/Book-chromorama], a collection of some of his favorite shots from the past seven years. We asked him to tell us about this, and his connection to Fujifilm:

I wanted to put out a book of my work for a couple of years, and finally found the time to do so. I got some cheap drugstore prints made of what I consider to be the best shots I’ve taken since I started street photography in 2011, and rearranged them on my wall every day for several months until I was happy with the sequence.

Havana 2016

I named the book ‘chromorama’ as it was the first word that popped into my head that I thought conveyed the importance of colour in my work.

While the content and layout are obviously important components when I’m editing my shots, the colour to me is what most provides the emotional aspect to the images, and what makes them memorable.

Vienna 2018

The selection in chromorama was taken on a number of cameras (Canon, Leica, iPhone) but over half were taken on my trusty Fujifilm X100T. I bought this a few years ago to take to a music festival and have since found that it’s the one I have on me the most often.

It’s great for street as it’s tiny, light, barely makes a sound, and looks ‘friendly’. It does have its quirks (eats batteries like I eat snacks after a few beers) and the settings seem to adjust themselves randomly when it’s been in my bag, but there’s a great character to the shots.

Manchester, England 2018

You can find further info on chromorama and order a copy at:
https://www.microsketch.com/Book-chromorama

Find more of Michael Goldrei’s work at:
Website: https://www.microsketch.com/Photography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/numbersix/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/microsketch/

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