Archive for March, 2011

Carl Merkin: Wild Animal Photo Safari…in the Bronx!

One of three lion cubs born at the Zoo in February 2010; Taken with Leica R9/DMR - Apo-Telyt-R 280mm f/2.8 + Apo-Extender 2X

This article will perhaps be your introduction to one of New York’s richest treasures: the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, located in Bronx Park in the north central part of the Bronx. The WCS also includes the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan, the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo and the [...]

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Leica & Magnum: Past Present Future

Leica & Magnum: Past Present Future

Past For over 60 years, Magnum photographers have traveled around the world with their own agendas carrying their camera of choice, which was more often than not a Leica. These photographers produced iconic images of major world events including wars and revolutions, as well as everyday scenes of the world at work and at play. [...]

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Otto Schulze On The Leica X1

© Otto Schulze

Otto Schulze runs a full-time fine art wedding photography studio based out of Denver, Colorado. He gets to travel all over the world to document that special day in the lives of his clients. Otto does not manage to capture all the beautiful emotion, anticipation and expectation of each wedding day on his own, however. [...]

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Help Japan: Interview with Hisashi Murayama

Taken by Hisashi Murayama

After being hit by a magnitude level nine earthquake on March 11 and subsequently suffering a tsunami and meltdown of a major nuclear power plant, Japan is continuing to receive aftershocks at magnitude levels four and five or more. The nation of Japan and its people are suffering through the disastrous consequences of this devastating catastrophe. We [...]

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État Brut: Jeffry Plomley’s Journey Continues in Havana, Part II

Beautiful Decay on the Prado

This is the second and final installment in a two part guest series from Jeffry Plomley coinciding with his portfolio being featured in the April issue of LFI Magazine. His first guest post discussed Boxing in Cuba. The result of last year’s photographic excursion to Cuba (Santiago and Chivirico) ignited a passion within for this “État [...]

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État Brut: Jeffry Plomley’s Journey to the Raw State, Part I

© Jeffry Plomley

This is a two part guest series from Jeffry Plomley coinciding with his portfolio being featured in the April issue of LFI Magazine. This first installment focuses on the tradition of boxing in Cuba and Part II will focus on captures from the street. My photographic excursion to Cuba (Santiago and Chivirico) last year ignited [...]

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My New Orleans: Mardi Gras 2011

Mardi Gras 2011

David Spielman: Guest blogger. Assignment: 5 – Mardi Gras. Location: New Orleans. Equipment: D-Lux 5. Mardi Gras, is almost impossible to fully describe in words and pictures. The event coincides with the debutant season that officially begins on Twelfth Night/the Epiphany/January 6 and runs until Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, which is, of course, [...]

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Viva Varun: In Hong Kong!

On Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai you will find this 4-storey tenement, the Blue Building. It's Grade-1 listed so this building is now protected from development.

Answer to “Where am I?”: Hong Kong This photograph was taken using a V-Lux 2 from a balcony on the 45th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel on Hong Kong Island showing Kowloon on the Victoria Harbour waterfront. My highlights from left to right: ICC (International Commerce Centre) – at 484 metres it is the [...]

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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 2 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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David English: Color or Black-and-White

Art Deco Sculpture (Leica M9, 24mm Summilux) © David English

Paper or plastic? Cash or charge? Daily life is full of choices and photographers face yet another one: color or black-and-white? With a film camera, we tend to make the choice upfront when we purchase the type of film. With a digital camera, we usually wait until the editing stage, where we can process the [...]

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Alex Dani: Bilbao Carnival

Bilbao Carnival © Alex Dani

The 5th of March 2011 is the day of the biggest fiestas in Bilbao, a city in the northern part of Spain. Bilbao is one of the cultural and industrial centers of the Basque region. People here are very friendly and joyful; they know how to party and drink Kalimotxo (the mixture of Coca-Cola and [...]

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Thomas Schweigert: Place2be Berlin

C/O Berlin International Forum For Visual Dialogues

Thomas Schweigert is a Berlin based professional photograher who works with Favorite Picture, an image licensing agency in Berlin. You can view his work on his site Purephotography. You can also watch him at work in our Portrait of Thomas Schweigert. We armed Thomas with a Leica camera and asked him to document his favorite spots [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Visiting Los Angeles

Hollywood; © Peter McCollough

In the LOOK3 series Peter Earl McCollough is documenting his year working with the M9. You can read his posts here. I’ve always thought of America as the teenager of the world. And if you roll with that frame of thought, then Los Angeles would be comparable to the cool kid in high school that [...]

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f/Egor: Masochism? Anachronism!

Bouffant, 2011 - Leica M2 & Tri-X

Last week I was strolling home along Granville Street, my guard down and my mind wandering, when something tickled my photographic subconsciousness. Experience has taught me to trust the tickle. Things happen fast on the streets. “Shoot first, comprehend later.” That’s my motto. I fired off a shot just as the tickle began to coagulate [...]

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ioulex: Paris 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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