Archive for November, 2010

Brett, Leica M Photographer, Part 1

wedding  © BYBRETT

He brings a street shooter’s eye and lightning reflexes to the demanding genre of wedding photography and when he not shooting he’s teaching other Leica M users how to do it. Brett’s passion for photography started when he was given a plastic camera and darkroom kit at the tender age of five.  He recalls spending [...]

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Andreas Bär Läsker, Fanta4 Tour: Hamburg and Cologne

koeln tourgeschenk aus berlin © Andreas „Bär“ Läsker

Hamburg 23.11.10 [DEUTSCH] wir kommen bei nieselschnee in hamburg an….wie nennt man das? schneiseln? schnieseln? egal….eklig jedenfalls. die o2 world in hamburg sieht irgendwie genau so aus wie die colorline arena….merkwürdig. wir treffen auf dem parkplatz smudo, der ja in hh wohnt und der seiner tochter gerade den tourbus zeigt. ansonsten ist es ein anstrengender [...]

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Nasser Kalaji Documents the Jordanian Election

Voters.

Identity is a central element of elections. This is ever so present in Jordan, and with over 50% of our population coming from Palestinian backgrounds, the Palestinian issue is a dominant one in Jordanian politics. The fact that a lot of candidates chose to run on heavily oriented Palestinian issues is a reflection on how [...]

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Sonja Gutschera + Leif Osthoff: A Photographer Duo

Taken by Sonja Gutschera and Leif Osthoff

In 2007, Sonja Gutschera and Leif Osthoff entered into a freelance cooperation in Berlin. At that time, Leif worked as a self-employed photographer, cameraman and electrician, while Sonja’s focussed on art direction and photography. Since they have relocated to Berlin in spring 2009, both have been working exclusively as a duo in the beauty and advertisement [...]

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Chiun-Kai Shih: Focused on Fashion

Chiun-Kai Shih

Chiun-Kai Shih’s discovery and love of photography is synonymous with his journey to America. After buying his first point-and-shoot camera during a layover on flight from Taiwan to America, he began using the camera to document daily life in America for his father and other family members who remained in Taiwan. Following his passion to [...]

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Andreas Bär Läsker, Fanta4 Tour: Berlin

smudo says no © Andreas „Bär“ Läsker

[DEUTSCH] berlin. hauptstadtkonzert. erfahrungsgemäss schwieriges, weil total verwöhntes publikum. aber….kein problem für die fantas. die bühne, die show, das lichtkonzept überzeugen die berliner, die o2 world ist gut gefüllt und rockt! wir haben fast 600 gäste….die aftershowparty ist überfüllt….es ist natürlich freunde- und promi-alarm. die beiden jungs von silbermond sind da und beglückwünschen uns zur [...]

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Andreas Bär Läsker, Fanta4 Tour: Frankfurt & Oberhausen

oberhausen sweatshirt merch © Andreas „Bär“ Läsker

Frankfurt 20.11.10 [DEUTSCH] und los geht´s nach frankfurt! endlich….die ganz grossen hallen sind dran. die erste ist die festhalle, wahrscheinlich die schönste halle in deutschland. ein ehrwürdiges gemäuer. und heute passt endlich die gesamte technik rein, alle vier led-ringe hängen in der decke, alles 10 trucks sind leer und wir können alles einsetzen, was wir [...]

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Andreas Bär Läsker, Fanta4 Tour: Karlsruhe, Kempten & Trier

trier erwischt baer © Andreas „Bär“ Läsker

Karlsruhe 14.11.10 [DEUTSCH] vom osten der republik geht es wieder in den süden. nach einer kurzen nacht und 600 km autobahn erreichen wir karlsruhe. 18 grad und sonnenschein … man könnte fast vergessen, dass wir mitte november haben. die infrastruktur der europahalle wird auf die probe gestellt. die hälfte des parkplatzes ist schon mal mit [...]

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Viva Varun: In Agra, India!

Varun bids farewell to the Taj

Answer to “Where am I?”: The Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Spyros, Suan, Christian, Mike, JM, James K., James W., Dirk, Suzieh, Olav, Peter, Gayatri and Ryan. In my experience, cab drivers around the world have much in common; they believe that they are [...]

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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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Darren Centofanti: Australian Fashion Photographer Finds Fabulous Opportunities in Mumbai, Part 2

Puma Fastface 2 - Centophoto

Raised in Adelaide, Australia where he exhibited a passion for photography at an early age, Darren Centofanti had the good fortune to hook up with a top advertising and fashion studio where he learned his art and craft from the ground up, starting in his teens. By 1995 he had became a full-time freelancer working [...]

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Scott Geffert on International Imaging Standards

Scott Geffert on International Imaging Standards

The Leica Studio in New York City was housed at Production Daylight Studio during Photo Plus East 2010 on October 28 & 29. Guests had the opportunity to try out the Leica S-System and we got a chance to catch up with Scott Geffert, President of the Center for Digital Imaging Inc (CDI). Scott shared [...]

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Leica User Forum Book Charity Auction

Banner Leica for AICR

The holiday season, a season of giving, is upon us and we need your help to spread the holiday cheer. Following on from the tremendous success of the Leica User Forum Book launch back in July this year, which to date has seen nearly 250 books sold and more than £10,000 raised for the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) by [...]

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Andreas Bär Läsker, Fanta4 Tour: 3 Dresden

michi gegenlicht © Andreas „Bär“ Läsker

[DEUTSCH] wir fahren nach dresden. ein ordentlicher ritt, fast 520 km. als wir ankommen, führt uns das herbstlicht direkt ans elbufer, die fotos in der abenddämmerung vor der kulisse aus fast schwarzen regenwolken, den barocken bauten am ufer und den plattenbauten im hintergrund verlocken doch sehr zum bleiben. und einmal mehr stellen wir fest….die dresdner [...]

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Darren Centofanti: Keeping an Astute Eye Focused on the Fashion Scene, Part 1

Caroline Womens - Centophoto

He earned his stripes as a studio apprentice and now he’s a top fashion pro based in Bollywood, aka Mumbai India. Even while taking photography classes at Blackwood High School in Adelaide, Australia, Darren Centofanti had a pretty good idea that photography would be his profession. 
In 1989 at the tender age of 15 he [...]

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