Street Life

Tom Baumgaertel (Beware My Fuji)

August 25, 2022 Mark Davidson and John St Season 1 Episode 4
Street Life
Tom Baumgaertel (Beware My Fuji)
Show Notes

In this episode, John and Mark speak with Los Angeles-based and official Fujifilm X Creator Tom Baumgaertel, aka Beware My Fuji.

Tom has published a number of Zines (Atlanta and LA) and is known for his unique shooting style, using multiple exposures and light abstractions. 

Tom discusses, among other things:

  • The transition from Germany to the US 
  • His street photography journey 
  • The street photography community in Atlanta and LA
  • How he found his photographic voice and style
  • Shooting at night in downtown L.A, including an encounter with a  machete 
  • His experience being a Fujifilm X Creator
  • Being one with the street as well as your gear!
  • LA and New York Photo walks 

Photographers mentioned in this podcast:

  • Bobby Bosston, aka 88 Shots
  • Jeff Sudmeier
  • Evan Ranft

The gear tom uses:

  • Fujifilm GFX100S
  • Fujifilm X-PRO3
  • XF18-55mm F2.8-4 
  • XF18mm F2
  • XF27mm F2.8
  • XF50-140mm F2.8