Edouard Elias: The Foreigners

© Edouard Elias

Since the end of 2013, France has sent more than 1200 soldiers to the Central African Republic – including a large number of foreign legionnaires. They come from different countries and fight for a common cause: the end of the civil war. Photographer Edouard Elias accompanied the troops. We spoke with him about his motivation, [...]

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Lorenzo Tugnoli: The Little Book of Kabul

© Lorenzo Tugnoli

The photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli set out for Kabul with the author, Francesca Recchia, to do a portrait of the city’s creative scene for a very special book project. In their “The Little Book of Kabul,” they show that Afghanistan has more to offer than just war and destruction. The full portfolio can be found in [...]

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Tom Stoddart: My Favorite Portrait

© Tom Stoddart

Leica Camera will be present at The Photography Show being held in Birmingham, England on March 21-24. The Photography Show takes place in hall 5 at the NEC and you can visit Leica at stand C31. There are a host of events planned including talks and demos by Tom Stoddart, Wayne Johns, Matt Stuart and Richard [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 36

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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David English: The Leica M Monochrom and the 50 mm Leica APO-Summicron-M lens

Halloween Decoration, © David English

I like to think of myself as a wide-angle guy. Give me an 18 mm, 21 mm, or 28 mm lens, and I’m a happy camper. That was before I tried the 50 mm Leica APO-Summicron-M lens. Now I don’t want to take it off my M Monochrom. It’s not that I’m suddenly in love [...]

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Nick Rains: Delivering Uncompromising Image Quality with the Leica T Camera System

© Nick Rains

Nick Rains has been a full-time professional photographer since 1985 when he left the United Kingdom in search of adventure. He ended up in Australia, where is currently based, and has worked in commercial, landscape and travel photography. Since 1997 he has written and photographed six books. He has worked as a contributing photographer for Australian Geographic magazine [...]

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Lisa Leone: Capturing the Feeling and Emotion in Spaces

© Lisa Leone

Bronx-born Lisa Leone graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in photography. She began her career as a photographer shooting musicians such as Moby, Lauryn Hill and Maxwell, as well as personalities like Debi Mazar and Spike Lee. She worked for British Vogue and VIBE where she was a contributing photographer [...]

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Leica at Chinese New Year

© Sim Tiak Shaw

The Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese festival celebrated on the turn of the Chinese calendar. The Chinese New Year is also called “Lunar New Year” or “Spring Festival” and celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations. This year, the eve of Chinese New Year fell on February 18 and heralded [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Jonathan Castellino, Exploring the Landscape of Uncertainty

© Jonathan Castellino

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 is with Jonathan Castellino, a photo artist who explores “cities within cities” and urges us to think about the issue of a single image [...]

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Arthur Meyerson: Still Falling In Love with Portugal

© Arthur Meyerson

An accomplished professional photographer for more than four decades, Arthur Meyerson is also a much sought after lecturer and educator at leading photographic workshops. Author of “The Color of Light” based on his personal photographs, he continues to lead inspirational photographic tours and give back to the field he loves by mentoring up-and-coming photographers. This [...]

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David Carlier: Adventures in the Alps with a Leica S

© David Carlier

Born in 1972 and raised in Switzerland, David Carlier’s playground has mainly been the Alps and, since the beginning of his career, he’s been bouncing from mountain activities to water sports depending on the season. Nowadays, he works on international adventure projects all around the world, and he says, “My inspiration comes from the sublime [...]

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The Forbidden City in Wünsdorf

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It all began with a workshop. In 2013, the Leica Akademie Wetlzar initiated a collaboration with the Leica Store Berlin. The idea was that seven Berlin photographers: Holger Fehsenfeld, José Giribás, Lothar Koch, Andreas Neubauer, Bodo Philipp, Vivian J. Rheinheimer and Karl Georg Wolf, would work exclusively with the Leica M Monochrom and present the [...]

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Carnival at Leitz-Park in Wetzlar

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On the afternoon of February 11, Jens and Silke Hilberseimber, the presiding prince and princess of the Wetzlar carnival club, visited Leitz-Park. This special visit was full of colorful hustle and bustle and traditional songs. In addition, a ceremonial session took place where the attending Leica Camera Executive Board members Alfred Schopf, Ronald Marcel Peters [...]

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Dr. Andreas Kaufmann: The Leica Summilux-C (Cine) Lenses and Scientific and Engineering Award®

Image: Jon Fauer

The development team at CW Sonderoptic GmbH was honored with the Scientific and Engineering Award® from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the prestigious film industry accolade for technical products and innovations, for the Leica Summilux-C (Cine) lenses. On February 8, 2015 the Academy presented the Academy Plaque® to Iain Neil (optical design) [...]

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Kurt Kamka: Capturing the Essence of Street Life in Manila with Love, Empathy, and a Leica Monochrom

© Kurt Kampka

Born in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Kurt William Kamka is a sought after documentary photographer who shoots street, non-profit and NGO assignments throughout Southeast Asia. After living his whole life in the US, Kurt relocated to Asia in 2011 and is now based in Manila, Philippines, where he uses his camera to document his unique view of [...]

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