Archive for August, 2010

Atipong Padanupong: A Thai artist with a Leica M passion

Atipong Padanupong winning Leica for AICR photo

This is Atipong Padanupong’s winning photo from the ‘Leica for AICR’ Sport and Leisure photo contest hosted on Leica’s page on Facebook and presented here is an interview with him. The photo was featured on Leica’s profile picture on Facebook for a week during July as part of the efforts to raise awareness about AICR and [...]

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Ivan Azzopardi: Film forever in the classic Leica tradition

Get it Back by Ivan Azzopardi

His favorite lens is the 50mm, and his cameras of choice are a Leica M6 and an MP. With images this good why change? Based in Malta and a jeweler by profession, Ivan Azzopardi is an accomplished photographer whose graphically simple and elegant compositions are reminiscent of the great Leica exponents of the 30s and [...]

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Arianti Darmawan: An Architect’s Eye

Arianti Darmawan, winner of the ‘Leica for AICR’ Architecture photo contest

This is Arianti Darmawan’s winning photo from the ‘Leica for AICR’ Architecture photo contest hosted on Leica’s page on Facebook and presented here is an interview with her. The photo was featured on Leica’s profile picture on Facebook for a week during July as part of the efforts to raise awareness about AICR and the ‘Leica [...]

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Ashwin Rao: One Leica M9 is not enough!

Space Needle Sunset by Ashwin Rao

A doctor with a passion for great photojournalism takes his photography seriously enough to make it a lifelong quest. Based in Seattle, Washington, Ashwin Rao is a physician who specializes in sports medicine, caring for athletes and active people with injuries at the University of Washington, and working closely with the Seattle Seahawks football team. [...]

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The Leica Forum: Committed and Constructive

Leica Forum

Andreas Jürgensen is the founder and moderator of the planet’s largest Internet platform concerned with the world of Leica and everything in it: The Leica Forum. Q: Mr. Jürgensen, when did the Leica Forum first appear, and what was the idea behind it? A: The initial version of the Leica Forum first appeared on the [...]

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Video Interview with Michael Kamber of the New York Times

Iraq series by Michael Kamber

Last week we posted an interview with Michael Kamber of the New York Times, and presented here is the video interview to accompany it.  Michael Kamber is a seasoned photojournalist acclaimed for his brilliant and sensitive coverage of conflict zones around the world. He tells the amazing story of his evolving career and his Leica connection [...]

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Viva Varun: In Philadelphia!

Now that's the kind of wall graffiti I appreciate!

Answer to “Where am I?”:  The LOVE Park - Philadelphia Officially known as JFK Plaza, the park was installed in 1965 having been designed by renowned architect Vincent Kling. It is situated across the street from City Hall. Artist Robert Indiana was an active member of the Pop Art movement and he was commissioned in 1976 to come up with a piece for the [...]

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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 [...]

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Luc Braquet: On high alert for the perfect shot!

Girl 3 by Luc Braquet

An art director with a passion for photography, this 25-year-old Frenchman with a “thirst for images” grew up in a richly visual environment that nurtured his innate talent. Once he discovered the Leica M6, his quest for great subjects and perfect picture opportunities has become insatiable, and he hopes to become a full-time pro someday. [...]

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Fantasy Portraits

Peter Doherty and Big Ben © Yves de Contades, International Life Magazine

Leica S-System delivers the ultimate Fantasy Portraits London’s most creative minds have managed to make their phantasmagorical dreams a reality with the help of Yves de Contades and the Leica S-System. Fantasy Portraits is a collection of photographs created by Yves de Contades featuring UK’s leading creative gurus acting out scenes from their wild imaginations. [...]

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An Interview with Michael Kamber of the New York Times

Iraq series by Michael Kamber

A seasoned photojournalist acclaimed for his brilliant and sensitive coverage of conflict zones around the world tells the amazing story of his evolving career and his Leica connection Q: You are a contract photographer for the New York Times—that’s quite an achievement in the world of photojournalism. You very modestly described how you ended up [...]

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Yellowstone and the Leica X1 by Wim Kolk

Old Faithful Geyser erupting... it catches everyone’s attention... even if only for a fleeting moment. B&W High Contrast JPG out of camera. Manual exposure F11 1/500s ISO 100. Composed with the Leica Bright Line Viewfinder.

A Yellowstone National Park guide who leads photo workshops shares his striking images taken with the X1 I think of photography as the capture of light joined with a moment in time to realize what you “see” with the “inner image” imagined in your mind. Conducting Photo Safaris and guiding Photo Workshops in Yellowstone I [...]

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Pomwan Oleange, Winner of the ‘Leica for AICR’ Nature and Wildlife Photo Contest

'Leica for AICR' Nature and wildlife winning photo by Pomwan Oleange

This is Pomwan Oleange’s winning photo from the ‘Leica for AICR’ Nature and Wildlife photo contest hosted on Leica’s page on Facebook and presented here is an interview with him. The photo was featured on Leica’s profile picture on Facebook for a week during July as part of the efforts to raise awareness about AICR and [...]

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Making Businessmen into Rock Stars

Markus Wagner (left), Sead Husic photo: Axel Effner, Chiemgauer Wochenblatt

The ‘ Chiemgauer UnternehmensKunst 2010’ project (Chiemgau EnterpriseArt 2010) is unique: Photographer Sead Husic staged a creative photo shoot with the employees of more than 20 companies from the Bavarian Chiemgau region and had company management and staff pose in front of a Leica S2 lens. We spoke to Sead Husic about this spectacular photographic [...]

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Thank you for your support of AICR and the Leica for AICR Initiative!

AICR Leica Forum presentation 3 August 2010: AICR Leica Forum presentation 3 August 2010: Andy Barton (Leica Forum), David Bell (Leica UK ), Eric So (AICR) and Bill Palmer (Leica Forum)

Leica Camera fans are passionate. Not only are they passionate about their cameras, they are also passionate about helping the world they capture in their photographs. Members of the International Leica User Forum came together to create the Leica User Forum Charity Book 2010 to benefit the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR). When Bill Palmer [...]

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