Had a great weekend with my father in Gothenburg. We took the train from Stockholm to visit the Hasselblad Center and see the Vivian Maier exhibition. Been talking about the exhibition for some time and now when we saw the chance to go on a father and son trip – we took it.

We stayed at Hotel Flora, a hotel I currently work with as a digital marketer, and it didn’t take long until my father and I talked cameras and photography – until it was 2 in the morning and we had to sleep.

Day number two we ate the biggest hotel breakfast seen on this side of the globe followed by a short 15 minute walk to Hasselblad Center. It was a great exhibition and very inspiring, even for someone like myself. I love photography but have always looked upon street photography with a bit of… confused eyes. You have to capture the essence of the streets, not just shoot people on the street, in my opinion.

Following the Vivian Maier exhibition we headed to Trädgårdsföreningen, or the Garden Society of Gothenburg, as the weather was great and both my father and I walked around with cameras around our necks.

Trädgårdsföreningen Göteborg (photo: Per Pettersson)

Trädgårdsföreningen, Göteborg. Fujifilm X-Pro 1 with Fujinon 35mm f1.4

Walking around Gothenburg, or any other city for that matter, with the X-Pro 1 and 35mm f1.4 is pretty much a perfect fit. I’m loving the 27mm f2.8 too, but the 35mm let’s me get just that bit closer to things and people. Perfect for walking the streets in my opinion.

My father in Gothenburg

My father reading the map. Fujifilm X-Pro 1 with Fujinon 35mm f1.4