Archive for December, 2010

Thank You For a Great 2010!

Leica Holiday Card Photo

Dear Leica Readers and Friends, This is our last blog post of 2010 since the Leica Internet Team will be on holiday next week. Regular blog posts will return on Monday, January 3, 2011. Thank you for all of your support this year as we took on new endeavors to connect with you online, including the launch of this blog [...]

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Claire Atkinson: Exploring the Isolation in Public Places, Part 2

Taken by Claire Atkinson

As the end of the year nears, the air is rife with reflection and goal making. As one of our last posts for 2010, we have the chance to catch up with one of our favorite interviewees and young photographers, Claire Atkinson. Judging by your feedback to our last post about Claire, you share our [...]

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Jens Franke, Lebensraum Eilenriede

Calendar "Lebensraum Eilenriede" - Title, © Jens Franke

Right in the centre of Hanover the Eilenriede, one of the most important municipal forests in Europe, covers an area of roughly 650 hectares. In the course of almost two years, the Hanover-born Jens Franke has documented this fascinating habitat on a nearly daily basis. The result of his efforts is a calendar presenting 12 [...]

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Viva Varun: In Boston!

The Massachusetts State House located on Beacon Hill

Answer to “Where am I?”: Boston, Massachusetts “Cheers” was one of America’s most highly-rated comedy shows. It premiered in 1982 and ran for eleven years. Although filmed in Los Angeles, “Cheers” was set in Boston. Renamed “Cheers Beacon Hill” in 2002, the pub, which was founded in 1969, was originally named the Bull & Finch. It’s [...]

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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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“Miverina”: Rijasolo’s Photographic Return to Madagascar

A peasant at Ambositra country, July 2009. PORTFOLIO MIVERINA, BACK TO MADAGASCAR BY RIJASOLO

Rijasolo has been on Leica’s radar. He won first place in Leica Fotografie International’s “35mm Wide Angle” competition and also had a portfolio of his work published in the April 2010 issue of the magazine. His latest work, the highly personal, “Miverina” retraces six years of photographic tussling with the changing face of Madagascar, the [...]

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A Portrait of German Photographer Thomas Schweigert

Sabine Timoteo taken by Thomas Schweigert

As someone who started out in the movie business doing location scouting for films, it’s particularly interesting that Thomas Schweigert has become a portrait photographer who, as he said, doesn´t  need crazy props or crazy locations to make a personal portrait. Having been born and raised in Germany, he went to study at the Fotografie [...]

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Wataru Maruyama’s Berlinspiration Billboard

Taken by Wataru Maruyama with the D-Lux 5.

Though Wataru Maruyama’s journey and exploration of photography is fairly new, his life’s journey has brought him from Japan, his birthplace, to California, his home. Having won the grand prize in the Leica Berlinspiration contest, he now has the opportunity to bring a glimpse of his California to Berlin. A billboard featuring Wataru’s photograph of [...]

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Nii Obodai: Ghana, Who Knows Tomorrow?

Taken by Nii Obodai

Revealing the soul of Ghana and its people with the compassionate and heartfelt eye of a native son, his remarkable book “Who Knows Tomorrow?” was just published by Les Édition de l’OEil with support from the French Embassy in Ghana. The book, the result of collaboration between Nii Obodai and Bruno Boudjelal, is dedicated to Obodai’s father, [...]

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Post-War Sufferance: An Interview with Andy Spyra

Bratunac - a Serb mother mourning her sons who had been killed during the war. Taken by Andy Spyra

Andy Spyra is a young photographer who has made documenting the impacts of the war and genocide in Bosnia his project. This year, the 26-year old was awarded the Oskar Barnack Nachwuchspreis for up-and-coming photographers. During his latest reports, Andy Spyra used the Leica M9 – a camera he appreciates especially “in the context of [...]

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Brett: Leica M Photographer; Part 2

Piccadilly © BYBRETT

Articulate and thoughtful, he brings a street shooter’s sensibility to the demanding genre of wedding photography. He also teaches other Leica M users how to transcend their mind-set and get into “Leica think.” Rather than paraphrase his biography, let’s let Brett (who doesn’t use his last name) do it himself and then go on to [...]

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Matthew Craig: In Pursuit of “Casual Magic” with a Leica M6

Matthew Craig/MJR

Matthew Craig, a brilliant professional photographer and photo editor, lives in the core of the Big Apple — New York, NY. A founding member of MJR and Page One Photo Editor for The Wall Street Journal, he grew up in Pasadena, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, where his family runs a third generation small [...]

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David English: Going Wide-Angle

Aria Escalator (Leica M9, 18mm Super-Elmar) © David English

Ask any M-series photographer what the best three lens kit would be, and you may hear something along the lines of a 28mm, 50mm and 90mm. You might also hear 35-50-90 or 28-35-75. Either way, the center-point is usually a 35mm or 50mm lens, which is considered to be a “standard” lens with 35mm film [...]

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Viva Varun: In Tahiti!

mata tiki - the island's top tattoo artist.

Answer to “Where am I?”: French Polynesia, known also as Tahiti and her Islands. Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Ray, Dirk, Terence, May, John and Erica. The dish is called “poisson cru” or Tahitian salad. I was taught how to prepare poisson cru by a highly-talented young chef, Pierre [...]

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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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