Archive for October, 2010

Craig Semetko: Capturing the Authentic Human Experience, Part 1

Old Man & Statue

A classic street shooter in the great tradition, Craig Semetko uses his Leica cameras to capture images that transcend the moment. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Craig Semetko became a comedy writer and performer after college, inspired by his “very funny father” and his love for Peter Sellers, Richard Pryor, John Belushi and Bill [...]

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Jan Michalko: Place2be Berlin

ExRotaprint in Berlin, Germany

This post by Jan Michalko is the first of our “#place2be” series. We are equipping urbanites in cities around the world with the new D-LUX 5 to document their favorite piece of architecture, preferred shop and prime bar or nightclub. Regardless of what city you’re in, you have the places you cherish, the ones that [...]

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Damaso Reyes: Vienna From the Shadows

Dead President: A portrait of president Kennedy for sale at a flea market

I first came to Vienna in 2008 as a Fulbright Scholar and artist-in-residence at the MuseumsQuartier. I’ve since returned twice to continue my search for Vienna’s hidden corners. My goal as a photographer and my ambition for this exhibition is to show that which is familiar, but in a new light. As a documentary photographer [...]

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Viva Varun: In Honolulu on Waikiki Beach!

Kanoe Millar - one of the greatest & most graceful traditional Hawaiian dancers

Answer to “Where am I?”: On Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of O’ahu. In the summer of 1977, Elvis Presley died. I vividly remember the scenes from Memphis, Tennessee where tens of thousands of people from all walks of life flocked to the King’s Palace, Graceland, to mourn the passing of one of [...]

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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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Don’t Forget the Popcorn Movie Photo Contest

Don't Forget the Popcorn

If you could design the hotel of your dreams, how would it look? Would it be bloody like the Bates Motel in Psycho or perhaps it would be a zero gravity hotel like the one from Inception? Leica has partnered with Design Hotels and MUBI to let you compose the hotel of your dreams – [...]

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Visual Miracles: J. Konrad Schmidt

J KONRAD SCHMIDT "The Corset Piercing"

Late nights spent browsing the web can end in inspiration or exasperation; for J. Konrad Schmidt it was the former. He discovered the phenomenon of corset piercing, where a woman has piercings down the surface of her back to emulate the back of a corset. He became determined to document this in a photoshoot and [...]

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Gentle Approaches: Heike Steinweg’s Author Portraits

Boris Pahor taken by Heike Steinweg

For the several years now, Heike Steinweg has portrayed renowned writers at the Internationales Literaturfestival in Berlin – this year, she used a Leica S2. This year the festival focused  on Eastern Europe and during the ten day event in September it brought together authors and artists from around the globe. We had the opportunity [...]

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Leica Camera Holiday Card Photo Contest

Leica Camera Holiday Card Photo Contest

You may have noticed our Leica Camera logo has gone rogue, donning a Santa Claus hat all over the internet and our Twitter background seems to have been lost in a blizzard. What is this all about? Why all this winter iconography when the leaves have barely hit the ground? The time has come for [...]

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Florian Wagner & Leica S2 on Safari

Taken by Florian Wagner

No stranger to remote locations and extreme conditions, photographer Florian Wagner took on the challenge of documenting wildlife in Kenya by way of a safari on horseback. His camera of choice to document this adventure was the Leica S2. See what Florian thought of the experience and the camera in this video and interview about [...]

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A Circle of Life: Nomi Baumgartl’s Hommage to Andreas Feininger

Nomi Portrait taken by Andreas Feininger , N.Y. 1983

Nomi Baumgartl discovered her passion for photography upon receiving her first camera and she developed her technique through self-education with the help of Andreas Feininger’s book “Die hohe Schule der Fotografie”. Through some serendipitous correspondence, Andreas Feininger became a mentor to Nomi. Featuring the work of both Nomi Baumgartl and Andreas Feininger, “Homage to Feininger” [...]

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Admas Habteslasie: “Limbo” Exploring Eritrea’s Past, Future and Present

Admas Habteslasie, Sleeping man, Assab, 2005.

Having been born in the Middle East and growing up in London, Admas Habtelasie has made regular visits to his parent’s homeland, Eritrea, since childhood. After receiving his MA from the London College of Communication (formerly the London College of Printing) in photojournalism and documentary photography, he traveled to Eritrea in 2005 to begin work [...]

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Digital Fotogroup – Leica S2 meets Mercedes SL

Making of Mercedes SL 300 Rig shooting taken by Ulla Hebgen

The Digital Fotogroup, an innovative photo studio specialising in premium advertorial photography, accepted a challenge: photographer Michael Koch wanted to realise a rig shooting of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (“Flügeltürer”) built in 1956. The car is one of just 49 SL 300 racing cars with an aluminium car body. To capture the elegance and fascination of [...]

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Viva Varun: In Beverly Hills!

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel one of my favourites in the world

Answer to “Where am I?” : The City of Beverly Hills in California on Rodeo Drive. Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Danny, Christian, John, Chris, Claire, Michel, Uyen, Susan, Yorgos, Sascha and Nevem. This fantastic shining sculpture stands at the intersection of Rodeo and Dayton Way. The artist [...]

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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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