Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014: Very Important Cars Only

Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014

The vehicles on show at the Schloss Bensberg Classics, now in its sixth year, are choice legends of automotive history and true masterpieces of technology. True to its motto, ‘Very important cars only’, the premium class classic car event is above all distinguished by the exclusiveness and exceptional quality of the classic automobiles taking part. [...]

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Amedeo Turello: A Natural Way of Seeing with the Leica S-System

© Amedeo Turello

Born and raised in Italy, Amedeo M. Turello studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. He has been a consultant for various high-level international luxury brands as well as a freelance art director for luxury editorial projects and has dedicated himself to fashion photography since 1999. His involvement with photography grew from a natural love of [...]

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Alejandro Cegarra: Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2014

© Alejandro Cegarra

This year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award was Alejandro Cegarra for his portfolio “The Other Side of the Tower of David,” which is dedicated to the squatters in an abandoned tower block in Caracas. In this video, Alejandro describes how he uses black-and-white photography to show the personal, inside lives of those who reside in [...]

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Martin Kollar: Oskar Barnack Award Winner 2014

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Martin Kollar was 2014′s Oskar Barnack Award Winner for “Field Trip,” a portfolio of images taken in Israel. In the above video, he describes the idea behind this work and how he tried to focus on the future instead of the past. The aim of the project was to portray the diversity of the country [...]

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Jack English: Redefining the Genre of Film Stills

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A photographer well known for his work in the film and music industry, Jack English was born in 1948 in Leicester, England. Before becoming a full-time photographer, he worked for oil companies in Madagascar, Nigeria and rigs in the North Sea and as a stylist in the 1970s and 1980s. English’s interest in photography grew [...]

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Osley Pérez: Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 1

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Osley Pérez was born in Pinar Del Rio a province in the western end of Cuba and his inclination toward the visual arts was greatly influenced by his mother who took family pictures with an old medium format Russian film camera to record the family’s memories. He studied plastic arts for a short time and [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Paul Borg Olivier, My Valletta

© Paul Borg Olivier

This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview tells the story of Paul Borg Olivier. From Mayor of Valletta to telling the story of his city, from a IIIc to an M9-P [...]

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Joseph M. Goric: Enthusiastically Exploring the World of Photography

© Joseph M. Goric

Joseph M. Goric is a 28 year-old amateur photographer with a growing passion for photography who was born and raised in Jerusalem. Self-taught, he continuously finds himself attracted to various photography styles. He is mostly drawn to documentaries, portraits and black-and-white images. In addition to photography he is a watch enthusiast; he spends quite some [...]

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014 – Finalists’ Video

© Martin Kollar

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014 received thousands of entries from photographers all over the world. We are pleased to share this video that was screened at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie festival held in Arles, France on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 and shows the portfolios of the award winners and finalists. Photographer Martin [...]

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René Staud: Impressions from Mille Miglia with the Leica S-System

© René Staud

Q: In your studio, you, as a photographer, create fascinating images of wonderful cars. When did you begin to specialize in shooting cars as a subject? A: That was quite early on; I shot my first session with cars in 1971 and delivered fantastic results. Since then, I’ve tried my hand at all sorts of [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions of the World Cup, Part 5

© Oliver Bierhoff

Today the German National Team will be facing the host nation, Brazil, for the first of the semi-final matches. After three football-free days, the team has set off for Belo Horizonte, where they will once more put their expertise and their luck to the test on the green pitch. However, the journey shouldn’t end there: [...]

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Dennis Welsh: Telling Stories with Passion, Precision and Empathy

Hopkins © Dennis Welsh

Dennis Welsh has been a nationally recognized commercial photographer and director for nearly 20 years, creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of clients ranging from the travel and tourism industry to healthcare and the outdoor industry. He has traveled the world using his unique visual perspective to enhance the brand identities of numerous national [...]

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Hit the Road with the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH.: From Wetzlar to Goodwood

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Stefan Daniel, Director of Product Management Photo at Leica Camera AG, loves photography – and classic cars. For both reasons Stefan hit the road with his Volvo 164, built in 1970, to visit the legendary Festival of Speed in Goodwood. For sure Goodwood is known worldwide for the Goodwood Revival, the gathering of Classic Cars [...]

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Jo Michael de Figueiredo: Blind Spots – a Study in Mechanism of Light

© Jo Michael de Figueiredo

“Blind Spots” is a series of photographs of objects that have an industrial past, but no longer an obvious purpose. It is a study of how these objects get penetrated by an exact sidelight, leaving behind a landscape of shadows, as distorted traces of matter. Things are more or less opaque and their shadows are [...]

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Haoming Wang: Portraying Real Life

© Haoming Wang

Born in Wuxi China in 1985, Haoming Wang moved with has family to Singapore where he lived for five years before emigrating to his present home in Sydney, Australia. He became interested in photography starting in 2007 and acquired his first Leica shortly thereafter, which sparked his interest in photography as creative expression. Inspired by [...]

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