At The Fujifilm GFX100 II Exclusive Preview Cocktail Event

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Writer and blogger Vivienne She at the Fujifilm GFX100 II Exclusive Preview Cocktail Event in Sydney.
Happily attending the Fujifilm GFX100 II exclusive preview cocktail party! Photo credit: Kent Johnson

In late September Kent and I attended the Fujifilm GFX100 II exclusive preview cocktail party. If you have followed Kent’s photography journey, especially his Street Fashion Sydney blog, you would know that he has been a long-time user of Fujifilm X series cameras. Not only was he sponsored by Fujifilm Australia as a local ambassador of Fujifilm X-Pro1, but he was also one of the sponsored users of Fujifilm X100F in 2019. Just a little background history so you now know that Kent’s relationship with Fujifilm Australia runs deep.

VIP guests at the Fujifilm GFX100 II Exclusive Preview Cocktail Event at Watersedge in Campbell's Stores, Sydney.
A room full of photographers, camera retailers, and Fujifilm X series enthusiasts. Photo credit: Kent Johnson
A table packed with appetizer snacks and antipasto platters. At the Fujifilm GFX100 II Exclusive Preview Cocktail Event at Watersedge in Campbell's Stores, Sydney.
A large table packed with appetizer snacks and antipasto platters for the event guests. Photo credit: Vivienne She

The location of the event took place at the Watersedge at Campbell’s Stores in the Rocks. We were delighted to walk into a room of live music and dancers performing contemporary ballet. The walls were decorated with printed photographs, taken by, of course, the Fujifilm GFX100 II. A huge table that was packed with appetizer snacks and antipasto platters awaited. Freshly cooked finger food too offered by the waitstaff walked about the room. I sipped my glass of bubbly and realised just how much I missed face-to-face social events like this after being through COVID-19!

Glenn McKimmin at the Fujifilm GFX100 II Exclusive Preview Cocktail Event at Watersedge in Campbell's Stores, Sydney.
Photographer Glenn McKimmin shared his experience from using the Fujifilm GFX100 II with guests. Photo credit: Vivienne She

About halfway through the event, came the speech time. Fujifilm Australia’s CEO Ryuichi Matoba took the chance to welcome the guests. Mr. Matoba proudly introduced the latest product – Fujifilm GFX100 II to us. Followed by the General Manager Shaun Mah. Other X-photographers who spoke that night were Glenn McKimmin, Dan and Zora Avila. Each shared their personal experience from shooting with the latest model.

Australian photographer Kent Johnson at the Fujifilm GFX100 II Exclusive Preview Cocktail Event in Sydney.
Being sponsored by Fujifilm Australia, Kent’s professional relationship with the Fujifilm X series runs deep. Photo credit: Vivienne She

Kent and I chatted with several guests that night. They were mostly photographers, camera retailers, and Fujifilm X series enthusiasts. We all shared our pictures taken by the Fujifilm cameras passionately during our conversations. My recent posts (click here, and here to view) came in handy thanks to the usage of Fujifilm X-T1 photographs.

Thank you again for the invite to Fujifilm Australia and Fujifilm Campaign Lab. Kent and I had a great time!
P.S. All images from this post were taken by the Fujifilm X-T1.

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Vivienne She
Vivienne is an author, traveller, story teller, and occasionally a muse. Through White Caviar Life, you will share in her leisure activities, dining and travel experiences, and her fashion style tips that she hopes to inspire your way of living.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Vivienne,

    I always enjoy coming along every so often and reading where you and Kent have been, although I don’t comment very much.

    Peter

    • Thank you for your friendship and support, Peter. It means a lot to us!
      Kent is curating a group photography exhibition, part of the Head On Photo Festival 2023. It’s called ‘Australia + Fashion Photography’, here’s the link for you to find out more:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bEoNlms3iA

      Thanks again for the comment! 🙂

    • Thank you for the read and comment dear Mary. It was lovely catching up with you at Deb’s birthday bash! x x x

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