Hi everybody,
Unfortunately our island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten was dramatically damaged by the hurricane Irma last September 2017.
Due to the situation, my family left to France and I just join them end of January


This new life brought to me a lot of changes.
What type and style of photography that I want to do from now is one of them and I decided to reduce the size and weight of my equipment (around 8kg).
So I sold everything, except my Billingham bags, and I bought the Fuji xt2 with the 23f/2wr and the 56f/1.2r.
I’m still on the learning curve with this new equipment but I can say that I’m really happy with it.
Hope that I will be able to share some good photos soon 😉


Previous about text:

My name is Philippe Castagna and I have lived in the Caribbean since 2000. I was a sound engineer for the past 25 years in Europe, and now I’m working in the communications industry for the last 12 years. Photography has always had an important place in my life. I worked as a reporter and a wedding photographer several times during my professional career. Now, photography has allowed me to become a witness and capture some of life’s most beautiful moments. From a sunset to a little flower, from family members to a social event, from a magical canyon to a little street in a city; the indistinguishable similarity between all of these is that there is always a story behind an image. Allow me to share some stories with you…

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Photo Sandrine Wathey

  • Fujifilm x-t2


  • Fujifilm xf 23mm f/2.0 r wr
  • Fujifilm xf 50mm f/2.0 r wr
  • B+W filters
  • Billingham Hadley Pro
  • Billingham Hadley One
  • Billingham rucksack 35

Previously owned and used:

  • Canon eos 6D


  • Canon ef 35mm f/2 IS
  • Canon ef 135mm f/2 L

  • Lee filters Foundation Kit
  • Lee Filters 105mm Polariser
  • Lee Filters Neutral Density Graduated Set
  • Lee Filters Little Stopper
  • B+W Polariser Filters
  • Induro Carbon tripod CT113
  • Induro low-profile Ball Head BHL1
  • Billingham Hadley Pro
  • Lowepro Protactic 350aw