I recently spent a few days in Victoria, BC with the family and had the opportunity to wander the streets on several occasions with the Fuji X100s to shoot some street photography. I found the people of Victoria overwhelmingly friendly… open to great discussion and allowing me to shoot a portrait of them. It was no surprise to find out that Conde Nast Traveler rated Victoria as the third friendliest city in the world this year:
My weapon of choice for these sessions was of course the amazing Fuji X100s.
Let’s start with this gentleman:
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We were literally in town for about 30 minutes, and were walking into Chinatown. This gentleman told me he owns a local noodle house, and was outside having a smoke. As soon as we made eye contact he smiled, said hello, and asked where we were from. Awesome! After a brief chat he posed for several images, laughing and smiling the whole time. An excellent ambassador for his city.