I’ve been working with Fujifilm in Tokyo to put together an exhibition of some of my wedding work at their gallery in Midtown, Tokyo.

When Tokyo first approached me a few months back with regards to this exhibition, I was totally stunned.  Of course, I’m thrilled that they did and I’m very humbled in fact that they have gone to such efforts to make this exhibition of my work.

The exhibition runs from the 2nd of June through to the 22nd June and can be found in the exhibition area of Fujifilm Headquarters, Fujifilm Square, Midtown, Tokyo.

You can get more information on the exhibition from this link.

Sadly, because I have a busy June shooting weddings, births and other stuff I can’t make the trip to Tokyo but Kunio kindly sent me some shots of the exhibition which you can see below.

And below those shots, I’ve included the actual images that have been used in the presentation.

Honestly, I’ve said this before, when I made the decision to move from DSLRs back in 2011/12 to Fujifilm it really did save my career.  I fell back in love with photography at that time.  I know I’m in a very privileged position to be a Fujifilm X-Photographer but I’m proud to be associated with a company that I believe has the genuine interest of photographers at heart, is forward thinking and, quite frankly, is full of bloody great people.

I don’t really know what else to say about this.  I’m still stunned at the fact that they asked, let alone that it’s come to fruition.  I’m stoked, tbh.

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kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-1X-Pro2 56mm F1.2 Lens @ f1.2, 1/1600, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-2X-Pro2 23mm F1.4 Lens @ f8, 1/450, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-3X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lens @ f1.4, 1/125, ISO 200

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-4X-T1 56mm F1.2 Lens @ f1.2, 1/100, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-5X-Pro2 18mm F2 Lens @ f2, 1/2400, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-6X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lens @ f1.4, 1/350, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-7X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lebs @ f5, 1/250, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-8X100T (WCL) 1/100, ISO 320

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-9X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lens @ f1.4, 1/125 ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-10X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lebs @ f1.4, 1/750 ISO 200

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-11X70 (WCL) 1/420 ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-12X-T1 56mm F1.2 Lens @ f1.2, 1/400, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-13X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lens @ f.14, 1/480,  ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-14X-T1 16mm F1.4 Lens @ f5.6, 1/170, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-15X-T1 56mm F1.2 Lens @ f1.2, 1/1500, ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-16X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lens @ f5.6, 1/220 ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-17X-T1 23mm F1.4 Lens @ f1.4, 1/4400 ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-18X-Pro2 35mm F1.4 Lens @ f1.4 1/125 ISO 640

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-19X-T1 56mm F1.2 Lens @ f1.2 1/1800 ISO 200

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-20X70 @f2.8 1/125 ISO 400

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-21X-Pro2 23mm F1.4 Lens @f1.4, 1/125 ISO500

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-22X70 @f2.8 1/125 ISO 1250

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-23X-Pro2 56mm F1.2 Lens @ f1.2 1/200 ISO 1250

kevin-mullins-black-and-white-wedding-photographer-24X-Pro2 12mm F2 Lens @ 1/1250 ISO 200

  • Paul

    Well deserved, I love the way your photos capture the spirit of the day. Do Fujifilm have any plans to stage the exhibition in the UK?

    • Thanks, Paul. I doubt this will be exhibited in the UK. But who knows?

  • You really have mastered that 23mm lebs

    • Perhaps. I think around 80% of my work is shot at 23mm 🙂

      • Michael

        I just bought an x-t20 together with the 35mm 1.4 and the 50mm 2.0. I am now tempted to buy an 23mm prime, but can’t decide if I should go with the 1.4 or 2.0. I shoot a lot indoor, so I would prefer the 1.4, but the 2.0 is much smaller and is supposed to have the better autofocus.

        Do you have a recommendation? I know it is a personal choice, but I would like to hear your opinion and your experience. Thanks a lot and best regards from Germany.

        • The f2 is lighter and weather sealed. The only reason to consider the 1.4 really is if you absolutely need that extra stop of light or that tiny extra bit of DOF.

  • Congrats, Kevin. I’d say a well-deserved honor! Regards, Onno

  • Parrish Todd

    I do love your style of shooting! Such a well deserved honor. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the exhibition images with us!

  • Congratulations Kevin.. well deserved, your work is an inspiration!

    Robin

    • Thanks, Robin. Hope to see you on the streets of Bristol again sometime 🙂

  • Ross

    Kevin,

    You bring tears to my eyes. Your work is so inspiring. To take a form that we all know and show it to us new is such a gift. I strive to have the honesty and truth you have in my photos.

    • Wow! Thanks, Ross. That’s such a lovely thing say.

  • See, this is what happens when you pick up a system (prior to any of the X and ambassadorial title stuff) – utterly believe in it, work with it, fight with it even, but above all have pure personal investment in it. This exhibition and those to come, is the reward for your faith in not just the camera system, but your own hard work. You’ve done it as detractors around you have tried to dampen your achievements too. Bravo Kevin. Here’s to your association long continuing.

    • Thanks, Neale. It has been a great journey so far…..

  • How do I use your WB ?

  • Absolutely brilliant Kevin. And a totally well deserved honour!

  • Alan Kan

    Congrats Kevin! I saw the exhibition at Midtown when they were launching the GFX / X100f back in Feb this year. They were displaying the works of Adrian Murray and a few others. I think they also had a few from you as well.
    Once again, well done and you’re an inspiration.

    • Thanks, Alan. Yes, I heard that exhibition was pretty special!

  • George Adams

    Congratulations Kevin, and from what I’ve seen of your work and passion, well deserved.
    Great site, keep it coming!

    Thanks

    George

  • Fine exhibition Kevin! One quick question if I may, Do you get to your black and white images via post processing of color or via in camera Acros?
    Thanks,
    John Ames

    • Thanks, John. Almost all of these started life as JPEGs in the camera and are then treated a bit in LR. Some files were from raw.

  • Jon

    This is absolutely fantastic Kevin. I’m genuinely very happy for you. Your work explores the human condition and there’s nothing more important than that. Your photographs are proof that photography (and yes, even wedding photography) is a language of reflection. If you’ve read Susan Sontag “On Photography” you’ll get what I mean.

    I’ve sent the link to my son, who lives just outside Tokyo, and told him to go along. As his wife is a budding photographer, I’m sure they’ll get there.

    Again, every best wish.

    • Thanks, Jon. I hope your son and his wife enjoy the exhibition. And thanks also for the lovely words.

  • Hello from Canada Kevin! It’s been awhile since we’ve chatted. So happy for you that you exhibit has gone so well. I may head into Fuji X this year too. I think it’s time for me to challenge new things, starting with my first love – photography.
    I’m moving at the end of the month from the biggest city in Canada to go live in a very remote town. I think it will be a great time to explore everything you have talked about. I’ll be in-touch when I figure out the depth I can really go with this change of equipment. Congratulations with your continued success! I am certainly glad I was there to watch your career unfold. Excellent Kevin!

    • Lovely to hear from you Dee. I hope the move goes well and that we can catch up again sometime.

  • So very well deserved and completely cool that they honored your work like this. Kind of heartbreaking that you can’t go see it in person unfortunately though.

    As someone that has been introduced to Fujifilm xseries through you (and others like Rask, McDonald, Olaf and so forth) it brings me great joy to see you honored like this. Congratulations sir.

    • Thanks, Scott. Hope your journey with X-Series is proving fruitful 🙂

  • Paul Balaresque

    Great work Kevin!! I love the way you approach wedding photography!!
    Well deserved recognition!!

  • Per Ingemarson

    Just shot My first weddings. Your My inspiration and role model.
    Love watching your work. It tells a story/feeling i comparision to a ordinary picture.

    Keep on I Will start saving for one of your workshops

    Per

    • Per, that’s really kind and I hope the wedding went well. Good luck for the next one.

  • john whitcombe

    loved your work kevin, as much as I love my x-pro 2 , inspiration to me to follow you. best wishes jonboy

  • Bill Keane

    I didn’t know you liked photography. Do you prefer rolls of 24 or 36?

  • Julia

    Congratulations, Kevin! Well deserved…thank you for remaining accessible and down to earth. You are a true inspiration!

  • James Moore

    Hi Kevin,
    What a super, fantastic recognition of the quality and consistency of your work.
    I am seriously pleased for you.

    kind regards

    James

  • Samuel

    Mr.Mullins,
    I follow you religiously, love your work, you opened my eyes to reportage wedding photography.
    I was wondering which is better, the 56 f1.2 or the 50 f2?
    if you could give me some advice with this predicament, id be honoured.

    • They both have merits. The f2 is lighter, cheaper and quicker. The 1.2 has better bokeh and is better in low light.

  • Kevin,
    I just picked up a couple XT2 bodies and various lenses. I still have my SONY FF gear, but I use those for video… You have been a big reason for my moving into FUJI’s system.

    QUESTION: It looks like these images have a slight brown tint, almost like a split tone. Are these B&W or did you add the split tone to them, or are my eyes tinted?

    Thanks – Tony

    • Thanks, Tony. Yes, almost all my wedding work is treated with a split tone in PP.