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



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  • A good series of images. Street photography is one of the real golden lights in modern photography. Be it digital or traditional photographic techniques, with street photography we are seeing the relationship between human beings and our environment. Every city and space is unique, and with a unique vision, we can begin to understand, what for most people is the reality or modern life.

  • A good series of images. Street photography is one of the real golden lights in modern photography. Be it digital or traditional photographic techniques, with street photography we are seeing the relationship between human beings and our environment. Every city and space is unique, and with a unique vision, we can begin to understand, what for some is the reality or modern life.

  • For many years now, Chris has been an inspiration to me as I have developed as another freelance photographer. Invariably when asked who I consider most influenced my development as a photographer, I refer to Chris’s work with his Leica in the editorial field. He doesn’t ring his own bell, displays impeccable ability, ethics and has been a mentor both by direction and example.

    Chris has firmly placed Leica products into my wish list and I look forward to adding an M9 to my imaging kit in the coming years.

  • Chris is very opinionated and straight-forward when it comes to talking about street photography.

    The difference between him an others, however, is that he can back it up by delivering consistently fantastic images.

    Check out his film on Vimeo. Search “Street Photography” and it will come up.

  • There are so many talented photographers working with Leica M cameras today producing interesting work in the tradition of the groundbreaking Leica street shooters of the past or going off into new artistic directions.

    I’m surprised and saddened that Leica presents these unchallenging, uninteresting amateurish street grabs by Chris Weeks. It’s really an embarrassment to anyone working seriously in the field of fine art. Surely Leica you can do better.

  • They don’t come more pretentious than this guy… And his street work is terribly banal.

  • To the previous comments,

    “unchallenging, uninteresting amateurish street grabs”

    “an embarrassment”

    “pretentious”

    “terribly banal”

    may I reiterate that they are a poor representation of what other examples have shown to be an excellent lens.

    It’s curious that someone at Leica User Forum would refer us here, emphasizing the demanding circumstances of the pictures rather than their quality or the quality of the lens.

    Chris Weeks’ supposed “candid impressions” read more like a promotional brochure. Oh! It’s The Leica Camera Blog! What did I expect? I expected better.

  • I looked through the images accompanied, but I’m very unimpressed. I also looked at the street photography photos at his web site and I wonder why he call himself a “street photographer”. He seems very fervent about street photography but his images are just ordinary street grabs in BW.

  • Totally agree with the last few posts. I’ve known about Mr. Weeks for a few years now and have been very unimpressed with his work and repelled by his arrogance. He seems to work hard vocally at trying to be the next HCB or Frank but doesn’t seem to come close to their work. I sat though part one if his street photography video but had to stop myself. I commented on the video about the pretentiousness of the narrative and noticed that the next day my comment was deleted. I am saddened that he gets so much exposure.

  • Bottom line is this, if half the photographers were as generous with their time as Chris is, the photography world would be in a different place. Some of you think he’s arrogant? I just think he doesn’t put up with useless BS. As far as his talent goes, I’m certain that all the haters have never even held a rangefinder camera… let alone shot with film. Some people learn and others fester in mediocrity and ignorance for the rest of their lives.

  • I just came upon this and agree that Weeks is super self-absorbed and simply not that good. If you think he’s arrogant here or in his self-promotional videos, you should try to stomach a page of his tome of gibberish entitled “Street photography for purists”!

  • I’m sorry, is this a joke. Good pictures always speak for themselves, unfortunately I haven’t seen one photograph from Chris Weeks that comes remotely close to being good or even slightly interesting. His Video’s are an insult to the tradition of street photography and not one intelligent sentence is uttered during the whole ordeal.
    I love and shoot Leica (film) but frankly think Leica is doing themselves no favours by producing this embarassing rubbish.
    I know a lot of leica photographers producing amazing work, if Leica can’t find anyone interesting to promote their gear they shouldn’t bother at all It will put people off.
    Shame on you Leica1
    And Chris Weeks, well…….

  • I like Chris Weeks a lot, but the pictures chosen here don’t do justice to his talent. Look up his stuff on tumblr, and you will see some very nice street shots indeed.

  • Maybe Leica should take care of the more talented, yet less pretentious guys like Matt Weber. Seriously, the environment of Hollywood has nothing to do with the real world, where Chris puts so much emphasize for street photography. True to say, there are people there, like in Las Vegas, who live on another planet. The reality of the world is different. I did not see this showned by Chris.

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