Archive for September, 2010

Justin Guariglia, Photographer for National Geographic Traveler Magazine, part 1

The night scene of the central business district of Singapore. © Justin Guariglia

Raised in an artsy suburb of New York City and exposed to art, Venetian architecture and photography in his formative years, Justin Guariglia has had a lifelong passion for documentary photography and Leica M cameras that eventually led to a distinguished career as a magazine and travel photographer. His wanderlust has taken him and his [...]

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Enter. Travel. Blog: In the Footsteps of the Great Explorers

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF  THE GREAT EXPLORERS

Enter to win one of the 1o Voyages of Discovery from Leica! In conjunction with the launch of the new Leica V-Lux 2, you are invited to enter the In the Footsteps of the Great Explorers. Ten winners will each receive €2,000 for their travel kitty. And as a constant companion on their tour: the new [...]

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Viva Varun: In Abu Dhabi!

One of my favourite set-ups of the year! i had just "shot" James (camera assistant) while Tim (cameraman) runs off into the desert! Both are very much alive and well!

 Answer to “Where am I?”: Abu Dhabi Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Juanma, Ala, Lyn, Omer Cicek, Fiona, Emmanuel Caramanian, Maha Sweis, Piet Kay, Alla Clover, Venus Chu, Voon Chan, and Thomas Moradpour. Abu Dhabi – the largest by area of the seven Emirates that make up [...]

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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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Window Shop Serendipity and the 50mm Summilux ASPH

Charlie Boorman, TV presenter/Actor (Leica M6, 50mm Summilux Asph. Kodak Ektar 100)

A few months ago I was asked to direct and produce a series of short cooking shows for Channel Five in the UK called “Meals in Moments”. On the same day, I was walking past a camera shop and saw a secondhand lens for sale. It just happened to be the 50mm Summilux  ASPH. I have the 35mm [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Finding the Beauty Under The Grime

By Aaron Greenman

A brilliant street photographer in the classic Leica M tradition, he favors prime lenses, black-and-white images, and approaches the world without preconceptions A passionate photo enthusiast since his teens, Aaron Greenman has always been fascinated with every aspect of newspaper journalism including writing, graphic design and layout. When he left his hometown, Miami, Florida, to [...]

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Berlinspiration: The winners are…

Leica D-Lux 5

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Berlinspiration contest with us on Facebook! After 7 days, 7 places, and 7 questions we hope that you enjoyed the inspiring journey around Berlin. Congratulations to the winners of the Berlinspiration contest! Each winner will receive a Leica D-Lux 5 camera that was revealed yesterday at Photokina. Additionally, the [...]

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Nasser Kalaji: “My photography is rapping through images.”

Cairo, Egypt by Nasser Kalaji

A talented young Jordanian photographer dedicated to covering the emerging Arab hip-hop scene, Nasser Kalaji acquired his first camera in October 2009. By August 2010 his incisive and moving urban images were already being featured and admired on Leica blogs. Nasser has recently formed a company, Immortal, with his dear friend and Mentor Laith Majali, [...]

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Dedicated S-System Page on Facebook

Leica S-System on Facebook

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Lecia S-System page on Facebook: http://facebook.com/S.System. Visit the page and click ‘Like’ to connect with the Leica S-System and get exclusive content and the latest updates in your Facebook News Feed! The Leica S-System page provides an opportunity for Leica professional photographers, fans and enthusiasts to actively [...]

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Photokina is Almost Here!

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You are invited to visit us at Photokina which is just around the corner! The photokina trade fair runs from the 21st to the 26th of September 2010 and will also be the occasion to meet some of the most famous photographers in the world. Experience the world of Leica photography, legendary takes and also the [...]

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My New Orleans- St. Charles Avenue Streetcars

My New Orleans by David G. SPIELMAN

David Spielman: Guest blogger. Assignment: 1 – Streetcars. Location: New Orleans. Equipment: D-Lux 4. What is it that makes New Orleans magical? We all know the main draws: food, music, architecture and of course the people. But as you start to explore you will break the surface and then the city will really start to [...]

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Carl Merkin: Leica Plus Facebook Made Him Famous

Found on http://www.facebook.com/carl.merkin.photographs by Carl Merkin

A successful New York commercial photographer for over 40 years and an inveterate Leica collector, Carl Merkin tapped into his creative core and fashioned a fulfilling second career by combining his love for Leicas with his enthusiasm for Facebook. The popular social networking site drew him out of obscurity and revealed him to be a [...]

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#BERLINSPIRATION Officially Launches!

BERLINSPIRATION

QUESTION 1: It might not be to your taste, but it’s won a number of awards. Where can you find this “ugly underwear” in Berlin? Click here to submit your answer for the BERLINSPIRATION contest 7 Days, 7 Places, 7 Questions We’ve been leaving teasers leading up to today…a Twitter background here, a Vimeo video there…and at [...]

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Viva Varun: In Quebec City!

The most iconic photo I took: the tail of a diving humpback whale on the St Lawrence River. Awesome

Answer to “Where am I?”: Québec City, Québec Province, Canada Château Frontenac dominates the skyline of Québec City. Built specifically as a luxury hotel, the property opened in 1893. Its owner,Canadian Pacific Railways, also commissioned Château Lake Louise, Banff Springs and a couple of other truly iconic Canadian luxury hotels. Situated atop the Cap Diamant peninsula and set [...]

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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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