The Fujifilm GFX 50R Created These Gorgeous Black and White Portraits

If you’re considering getting the Fujifilm GFX 50R for portrait work, we think you won’t be disappointed.

Whatever your photography genre of choice, we’re sure you’re curious if the rangefinder style Fujifilm GFX 50R would be a great tool to elevate your art and craft with. Today, we bring an answer for all portrait and fashion photographers out there. Looking at this set by Chennai-based fashion photographer Bhagathkumar Bhagavathi, we think it’s a resounding yes. Bhagavathi decided to do his first shoot with the Fujifilm GFX 50R in classy and elegant black and white, which is a fine choice given that it’s a popular style for fine art portrait photography. In his collection of shots, we see him playing around with several elements; contrasts, shadow and light play, textures, and bokeh.

If moody black and white portraits are your thing, you definitely have a fine example here. With creamy whites, punchy blacks, and clear details, looks like Fujifilm is delivering on its promise of ultimate picture quality, not only for daily snaps and street photography, but also for creative portrait work.

Fujifilm has in fact been recommending their GFX cameras for those looking for a larger system with higher resolution. If you’re looking into print-worthy portraits and fashion editorials, this camera might just be the one you need. If you’re also curious about how the Fujifilm GFX 50R performs in a variety of shooting conditions, its ease of use, or even its build quality, we highly recommend checking out our test run with it!

We’re not entirely sure, but looks like these first photos were a prelude to Bhagavathi’s even more stunning portrait set called Mesmerism. Go ahead and check that out if you’re in the mood for more dramatic fashion portraits in monochrome. Meanwhile, if you’re curious about the rest of his projects, his Behance portfolio and website have plenty of that.


All photos by Bhagathkumar Bhagavathi. Used with Creative Commons permission.