Hi. My name is Glori Berkel and I am a freelance photographer living in the Kansas City metro area. I grew up in this area and absolutely love it. Sure, I’ve lived in a few other places but always came back “home”.
I’ve been taking pictures since I was a kid and my first camera was one that I sent for after I saved hundreds of Dum Dum sucker wrappers. It was only natural that when I went to college that I pursue a degree in photography. I now have a studio in my garage and I shoot food photography there. I love cooking and I prepare everything that I shoot. But my favorite subject matter is my surroundings. Architecture, people on the street, nature, old things and of course things out of the ordinary.
I recently sold my DSLR equipment and now I only shoot with the Fuji X-Pro 1, the Fuji X100s and a Leica M6 – yes it’s film! I’ve even abandoned zoom lenses and only use prime lenses. On the Leica it’s a 35mm f2 and on the X-Pro 1 it’s a 35 f1.4 which is really about a 50mm. The X100s has a fixed 23mm lens and that equates to about a 35mm. When shooting the food images,
I still use a Nikon D800 with the 105 macro but that camera does not leave the studio. Guess there is something about 36 megapixels that makes it hard to part with that camera. UPDATE: I sold the D800 and lenses and got the new Fuji X-T1 so now I am officially a mirror less shooter and I love it!
UPDATE #2 – I now am the proud owner of the Leica MP and a vintage Leica M4. I’ve also added a few more lenses to the mix including a 50mm Summicron and a 90mm Summarit. Also a few Voigtlander lenses.
UPDATE #3 – I can’t seem to stop adding things to the arsenal. I now have the Fuji X-T2 and it is so much faster than the X-T1! I also bought the X-Pro 2. The only new lens is the Fuji 100-400. I know I said I don’t use zoom lenses but I love taking pictures of the birds around my feeders so this seemed like a logical choice.
I hope you enjoy my blog and come back to visit often.