Archive for June, 2010

Leica for AICR Inspired by The Leica User Forum Charity Book 2010

Leica for AICR

“We simply wanted to showcase the talent of the photographers on the forum, whilst simultaneously raising money for a good cause,” said Bill Palmer of the idea he shared on the International Leica User Forum last year. “The response was overwhelming, both in the number and quality of images submitted from contributors worldwide.” One year [...]

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Stefan Daniel part 2

Stefan Daniel

The Stefan Daniel Saga, Part 2: Transitions: Civil service, the French connection, teaching tech, promoting projectors, and attaining a lifelong dream While Stefan Daniel was mechanically inclined and highly adept at repairing Leica M and R cameras, lenses,enlargers, and projectors it was becoming clear to him that his career was destined to expand well beyond [...]

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Ian Macdonald-Smith, part 2

Bluebells by Ian Macdonald-Smith

An Eminent Fine Arts Photographer Embraces the Leica S2 System Bermuda, its people, and unique geographical and cultural environment provided the springboard that launched Ian Macdonald-Smith’s remarkable photographic career as a fine arts photographer, but it became increasingly clear that it was unrealistic to expect a population of 60,000 people, even one replete with major [...]

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Bruno Stevens, Photojournalist Part 2

Haiti April 2010: 3 months later series by Bruno Stevens

The Leica M Connection: Relying on the M9, M8, and Leica lenses to deliver outstanding performance under pressure Bruno Stevens embarked upon a career the high-stress world of professional photojournalism in 1998 at the age of 39, but he was a committed Leica M fan long before that. He still treasures his 45-year-old M2 as [...]

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Bruno Stevens, Photojournalist Part 1

Haiti April 2010: 3 months later series by Bruno Stevens

His searing images of civilian populations torn by wars and disasters capture the unbearable truths we must face Bruno Stevens did not set out to become a photojournalist much less one who literally risks his life to capture images that reveal the truth of the human condition in the throes of extreme stress and strife. [...]

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Ian Macdonald-Smith, part 1

Bermuda Scenery series by Ian Macdonald-Smith

An Eminent Fine Arts Photographer Embraces the Leica S2 System Ian Macdonald-Smith grew up in Bermuda and still makes his home in that storied multicultural paradise. However he has spent the best part of the past two decades venturing far and wide to create extraordinarily powerful fine arts images that capture the essence of the [...]

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Viva Varun: In Dorset, England!

Tutankhamun lived in Dorset ... obviously! by Varun Sharma

Answer to “Where am I?”: Thomas Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England Congrats to everyone who answered correctly, especially Andrew, Mike Hardaker (@wildaker), Rei Shinozuka, Michael Steinebach, and Aliza Rizvi! Greetings from Dorset, the most beautiful county in England. Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) was one of the country’s most famous authors and he was born in this thatched [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun: Where is he now?

Varun’s on the go, with his Leica V-Lux 20 in tow dropping out of the blue, with one photo and one clue where in the world could he be – do you know? Answer on Facebook, Twitter or below. Tomorrow your misery will be put to rest. For today take your best guess. Here is your one [...]

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Chris Weeks On The Latest 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Caffienation by Chris Weeks

A leading pro uses Leica’s innovative new super-speed wide-angle lens on assignment and gives his candid impressions. Chris Weeks, a seasoned editorial and street photographer based in Los Angeles, is acclaimed for creating photographs that capture his subjects with unflinching honesty and disarming directness. His best pictures are imbued with the very same spirit that [...]

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Lara Platman – ‘A Passion for Performance’

13th Rallye Historique Monte Carlo by Lara Platman

In an interview with Leica’s Jenny Hodge, photographer and journalist, Lara Platman, enthuses wildly about her three passions in life: classic cars, dancing and photography… Tell us something about you… I believe I was born in the wrong age! I love the 1930s and 40s – they were very classic, theatrical times. I took my [...]

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Street Photography with Yanick Delafoge and his Leica M9

Handbag dog by Yanick Delafoge

Yanick Delafoge is a photographer who shoots on the streets of Paris capturing every day slices of life with his Leica M9 camera. Street Photography In Paris is his blog where you can see his photos of which he posts on an almost daily basis. Steve Huff, author of stevehuffphoto.com,  is a huge fan of his [...]

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Lasting Impressions with Oliver Rüther

The wine-grower Hans Lang at his wineyard in Hattenheim by Oliver Rüther

Oliver Rüther is one of Germany’s most sought-after photographers. For instance, he works for numerous prominent magazines and has shot portraits of many well-known personalities from the worlds of politics and society. Andreas Dippel interviews Mr. Rüther to discover that his M9 delivers the shots that, for him, express the essential property of any portrait: [...]

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Stefan Daniel Interview Part 1

Stefan Daniel

The Stefan Daniel Saga, Part 1: Making a visceral connection to the great Leica tradition Stefan Daniel is the consummate people person, projecting an engaging combination of charm, disarming candor, and underlying toughness. He earned his present position as Division Manager, Product Management at Leica Camera AG the hard way—by rising through the ranks. Starting [...]

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Close to the Action

Warming up by Michael Agel

It’s simple enough: soccer is one of the most popular sports on the planet. In Germany alone, millions of people are members of soccer clubs and watch regularly when matches are shown on TV. And all the more when it’s the World Cup. Leica photographer Michael Agel accompanied the German national team with his M [...]

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Grand Opening of the Leica Boutique at Willoughby’s, New York

Leica Boutique at Willoughby’s Imaging Center Grand Opening

On Tuesday night, Leica held the grand opening reception for the new Leica Boutique at Willoughby’s Imaging Center on Fifth Avenue in New York.  It was an event to remember with celebrity hosts Matthew Modine, Alex McCord, and Patrick McMullan. President of Leica Camera North America, Roger Horn, as well as Stefan Daniel, Director of [...]

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