Archive for February, 2011

Ioulex: Milan Fashion Week, Part 2

© ioulex

New York City based photography duo, ioulex (aka Julia Koteliansky and Alexander Kerr) are covering Milan and Paris Fashion Week for “T: The New York Times Style Magazine.” We equipped them with two Leica M9s to cover all the action backstage and as such they’ll be keeping us, and you, updated here on the Leica [...]

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Ioulex: Milan Fashion Week

Milan © ioulex

Photography duo, ioulex (aka Julia Koteliansky and Alexander Kerr) traveled from NYC to Milan and will be heading to Paris next week to cover Fashion Week in both cities for “T: The New York Times Style Magazine.” We equipped them with two Leica M9s to cover all the action backstage and as such they’ll be [...]

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Boulbar: Motor Hotel

Motor Hotel © Boulbar

In September 2010, Boulbar, French singer-songwriter and photographer, set off for a journey across the U.S. Departing in New York and ending his trip in San Francisco, Boulbar set off alone without a plan just his recording equipment, a rented Ford, two Leica cameras (an X1 and a V-Lux 20), one road map and a [...]

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Ioulex Reporting from Fashion Week

Prada © ioulex

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog posts to bring you a report from fashion week. On occasion, we like to break from our regular stream of interviews and guest posts to highlight major events throughout the world and, in this case, fashion week is our focus. We’re partnering with ioulex to bring you daily coverage [...]

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Viva Varun: In Chicago!

The Tribune Tower opened in 1925.

Answer to “Where am I?”: Chicago! The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed all but two buildings in downtown Chicago. The Old Water Tower (and Pumping Station) was one of the lucky ones. It was built in 1869 out of limestone blocks. Its architect, William Boyington, created this “European castle” that at 47 metres in height [...]

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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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Carl Merkin: Back to the Source; Wetzlar, Solms and Beyond

M9s for Everyone

This is the second guest post in a series from Carl Merkin, photographer and member of the Leica Historical Society. His first guest post discussed the Leica lens legacy. The Leica Historical Society of America took the ultimate Leica trip for our most recent annual meeting last September … Germany!  We chose Wetzlar, the original location [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Peter Earl McCollough Takes on Street Photography

© Peter Earl McCollough

This is the second guest post in the LOOK3 series in which Peter Earl McCollough documents his year working with the M9. You can read his first guest post published in January. The more I invest my energy and time into street photography, the more pronounced a certain question becomes. What is street photography? This is [...]

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f/Egor: The Pious Lens (Part 2)


As recounted in Part 1, I recently purchased a 1967 Leica 135 f/4 Tele-Elmar lens and committed to discussing its merits for The Leica Blog. There’s only one problem — I wield a 135 with about as much skill and finesse as a monkey with a scalpel. Before I dive into the meat of this [...]

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Misha Erwitt: Street Smart

Wigstock New York 1989; © MISHA ERWITT

Misha Erwitt: son of a legendary Leica photographer, a former Magnum photographer and newspaper photojournalist, his work is now being showcased at the Leica Gallery in New York A native New Yorker, Misha Erwitt grew up around photography and some of the best photographers in the world and was incurably bitten by the photography bug. [...]

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Adam Marelli: Varanasi, Terracotta Tea

Hot Tea and Turban © Adam Marelli

Two weeks ago, with a snow storm looming over New York City, I slipped out of Newark International Airport on a flight to Delhi.  This was my third trip to India, but my first trip to the North.  In December there was a bombing in Varanasi, along the Ganges, so I heard there was increased [...]

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Roy Samaha: An Artist’s Eye on the 2011 Egyptian Revolution

Roy Samaha: An artist’s eye on the 2011 Egyptian revolution

A Lebanese living in Beirut, Roy Samaha is a respected teacher, accomplished filmmaker, and longtime Leica enthusiast who recently won a Leica V-Lux 2 as part of Leica’s In the Footsteps of Great Explorers. Here, in his own heartfelt and compelling words, is the amazing story of how he wound up in Egypt in the [...]

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David English: Going Ultra-Wide

Roller Coaster; Taken with Leica M9, Voigtlander 12mm by David English

I suppose it was inevitable. Acquire a taste for wide-angle lenses, and you’ll soon wonder just how wide you can go. With an M-series camera, that can be as wide as 12mm, if you’re willing to go with a third-party lens. As you may have guessed, I couldn’t resist the call to walk on the [...]

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f/Egor: The Pious Lens (Part 1)


This is an article about failure — a post to which my fellow photographers can all point and exclaim, “See! That’s what happens to morons.” Like most stories with a moral, this one begins “once upon a time” (four long months ago) when I finally decided to part ways with my Canon cameras, lenses and [...]

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Viva Varun: In Nashville!

Country & Western legend Ricky Skaggs performing at the Grand Ole Opry.

Answer to “Where am I?” : Nashville, Tennessee. This is the second full-scale replica of the Parthenon built in Nashville. The first was constructed in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. At that time, Greek architecture was popular in the USA. The “1897” was in complete disrepair just twenty years later so [...]

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