Post date: Feb 10, 2019 11:10:1 PM

Photography in a museum or an art gallery is a challenging undertaking for me: I don’t want to photograph the items in a display without any context to end up with poor imitations of the pictures from the museum catalog or postcards from the gift shop. Yes, sometimes I go for a snapshot of something I want to remember later, something I liked or found interesting. But in general, I try to capture an item casting a strange shadow, a display surrounded by reflections on the glass, an item in the foreground with another one in the background. Nothing is more appealing to me though than the visitors interacting with the artwork, or historical objects: looking at them, taking pictures of them, or posing for selfies in front of them. As a matter of fact, I meant to share these kinds of pictures during the week and they were all taken in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.

The camera I used was my veteran FUJIFILM X100T with a 23mm fixed lens, an equivalent of 35mm in full frame context. The JPEGs were good enough with CLASSIC CHROME film simulation so that I could keep post-processing to a minimum of cropping and minor tonal adjustments.

The pictures I shared this week can be seen in these albums:

FLICKR ALBUM: https://www.flickr.com/gp/aonart/c3r0y6

GOOGLE PHOTOS: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pU2nGQyqmEYVTHck9