Archive for October, 2010

Removing the Veil with Brigitte Lacombe

A volunteer tied with black ribbons to signify how their society places restraints on women. Photo taken by Brigitte Lacombe.

As a renowned travel and portrait photographer, French-born, New York-based Brigitte Lacombe has traveled all over the world on assignments including the sets of amazing movies like Shutter Island, Inglourious Basterds, Nine, The Road, and Doubt. Her work has appeared in many publications, The New Yorker, Time and GQ to name a few. She has [...]

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My New Orleans- Café Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde by David G. SPIELMAN

David G. Spielman: Guest blogger. Assignment: 2 – Café Du Monde. Location: New Orleans. Equipment: D-Lux 4. Long, long before Starbucks, computers, the Internet, and chat rooms, Café Du Monde was in full swing. A year after the start of the Civil War the original Café Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in the New [...]

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Sharing The Same Spaces

SharinThe Same Spaces - 5.10mm at f/2.8, ISO 400, Shutter speed 1/100 sec

On Friday evening after work I decided to check out the Camille Silvy exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London. I’d never heard of Camille Silvy but was quite intrigued by the photograph used to promote the exhibit, a print entitled ‘Twilight’. What really made me want to see this exhibit is the fact that [...]

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Lost in Translation by Philip Schulte

Lost in Translation series by Philip Schulte

 Philip Schulte: A talented young German photographer documents day-to-day life in Hong Kong with a Leica M6 Philip Schulte, a 25-year-old native of Berlin, Germany studied photography at the “Lette-Verein” and plans to leave his native country “for at least 1 year” this coming March, possibly bound for Canada. As a teenager he had [...]

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Nasser Kalaji: Beyond Documenting the Arab Hip-Hop Movement

By Nasser Kalaji

Laith Majali and Nasser Kalaji are the creative forces behind Immortal, an enterprise devoted to documenting and supporting the Arab hip-hop movement through film and photography. They seek out projects that “deal with the realities of problems and issues in the Arab world,” a core theme expressed in Arab hip-hop music. They are doing much [...]

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An Inside Look at Photokina

Photokina day 1

Leica photokina Day 1 The unveiling of the M9 “Titanium” We invite you to see our daily video reports from Leica Camera’s booth at the photokina trade fair, which ran from September 21st to the 26th. The videos, available on our Vimeo page, will give you an inside look at the world of Leica photography, legendary [...]

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