Archive for June, 2010

Leica M9 Akademie Day (Camden Town Remains)

India 2 China - 12.8mm at f/2.8, ISO 80, Shutter speed 1/125 sec

I was on the train in to London today for my first of 3 workshops at the Leica Akademie in the Mayfair borough of London, and started experimenting with Silver Efex Pro. I have quite a lot of photographs that I’d still like to share, but simply haven’t had the time to process. But firstly, the [...]

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The Making of Chariot

Chariot taken with Leica S2 by John Wright

This fierce shoot took place at Jet Studios in London with fashion and celebrity photographer, John Wright. The picture was done with five girls, one chariot, a Leica S2–70mm lens and over 100 shots. The art of this picture lies not only in its master photographery, but also in the special effects. The girls at [...]

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Viva Varun: In Prague

THE view! By Varun Sharma, V-Lux 20

Answer to “Where am I?”: St Vitus’s Cathedral in Prague Castle, The Czech Republic Greetings from the Penthouse Suite of the Kempinski Hotel, seven floors above street level in Prague, the capital city of The Czech Republic. Before you ask, my job is host of Inside Luxury Travel. Over the past decade, I have travelled the world presenting this television [...]

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Leica X1 Cool Stuff

Stuff magazine editor, Will Findlater, is spotted holding the Leica X1

Stuff magazine editor, Will Findlater, is spotted holding the Leica X1 at the Cool List party in London. Stuff magazine, which covers gadgets, gear and technology, recently released their Cool List for 2010 featuring the Leica X1 not only on the cover, but also at number eight on the list. Here’s what Stuff had to [...]

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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. Good King Wenceslas is buried [...]

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An Incisive Eye On The Emerging Pan-Arab Hip-Hop Movement Continued

TNT inside the I-Voice Studio. Burj Al-Barajneh in Beirut Lebanon by Laith Majali

Laith Majali, a dynamic young Jordaninan photographer and filmmaker, has a heartfelt passion for people and for documenting the human condition. An award-winning film producer, editor, and photojournalist, he recently won the Leica “Cairo Take This” photo contest hosted on Leica’s Facebook page, for his searing coverage of life in the Egyptian capital. In this [...]

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Fishing at the Golden Horn, Istanbul

Istanbul Series by Markus Maschik

One of my recent business trips led me to the storied city Istanbul, the jewel of Turkey and Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2010. When visiting exotic places of great historical interest like Istanbul, I usually plan to stay a little longer to devote some extra time to walking around and exploring. Although this was [...]

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Oskar Barnack Award Winner Jens Olof Lasthein

'Waiting for the future, Abkhazia 2009' by Jens Olof Lasthein, winner of the Oskar Barnack Award 2010

Jens Olof Lasthein is the winner of the Oskar Barnack Award 2010 for his portfolio ‘Waiting for the future – pictures from Abkhazia’. The international jury sought to find a series of photographs in which a photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary style – creative, groundbreaking [...]

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