Archive for April, 2011

Dan Boulton: Southbank

©Dan Boulton

Dan Boulton was born in 1973 in Enfield, North London. His work, which crosses the lines between documentary, street photography and fine art has been featured in Document Skateboard and Plus1 magazines and the book “Emulsion Stew”. A collection of his work is soon to be published as a limited edition book by Chicago-based Parking [...]

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Leica Explorer: Annie Atkins in the Footsteps of Nain Singh

Barkhor Square, Lhasa; Taken by Annie Atkins with the V-Lux 2

Leica Explorer Annie Atkins Annie traveled from Dublin, Ireland to the Everest Base Camp to follow in the footsteps of Nain Singh. Due to some logistical issues Annie had to take a bit of a different path, journeying through China, into Tibet and back from February 13 to March 20, 2011. All the while chronicling [...]

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John Bamber: The Fine Art of Wedding Photography

© 2011 John Bamber

John Bamber, along with his wife Lindsey, operate Bamber Photography based in Dayton, Tennessee. A graduate of Belmont University with a BFA in Photography, John also spent a year abroad studying at L’Ecole Regionale Des Beaux-Arts in Angers, France. John also recently spent six months in Arles where he was awarded a residency at France’s [...]

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Alessio Pizzicannella: Falling Back in Love with Photography

Francesco Renga © Alessio Pizzicannella

Alessio Pizzicannella has traveled all over the world documenting musicians both on and off stage. Alessio recently went on tour for an upcoming eBook with Italian Singer Francesco Renga and exclusively used the Leica S2 to document it. In this video, we caught up with Alessio in Senigallia, Italy to discuss his love of music [...]

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Now Boarding with Adam Marelli: Words Come To Life

Venice © Adam Marelli

As the captain turns off the seat belt sign, everyone grabs at the overhead luggage.  We pretend to be civil as we rush off of the plane. For some, this is a flight home, for others the adventure is just beginning. In preparation for a trip, there are two things I obsess over: lenses and [...]

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Larry Busacca: I am a camera!

Don Cheadle © Larry Busacca

Larry Busacca, based in downtown Manhattan New York, is Senior Staff Photographer for Wireimage.com and GettyImages.com, among the world’s leading stock agencies. If you asked him why he takes compelling pictures that seem to reveal the essential character of his subjects, his simple answer would be that he’s never given serious consideration to doing anything [...]

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Leica Explorer: Romain Alary in the Footsteps of William Adams

Taken by Romain Alary with the Leica V-Lux 2

Following his widely followed and highly-popular participation on the Leica Explorer blog, where he regularly posted images taken during his trip to Japan from February 17 to March 15, 2011, the French photographer Romain Alary discusses this experience. During the interview, he talks about his path, his irrepressible desire to travel, Tokyo and the V-Lux 2 [...]

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Oskar Barnack Award Jury Session

Oskar Barnack Award Jury

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award, named for the inventor of the Leica, is in its 32nd year. For the past three years entries have been collected solely on the internet and the number of participants has nearly doubled from when photographers entered offline. This year was a record year: there were over 2,000 submissions from 89 countries, with most coming [...]

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Viva Varun: In Seychelles!

The Seychelles flag

Answer to “Where am I?”: Seychelles I was on Cousin Island – a 27 hectare “special reserve” that lies two kilometres from the major island of Praslin. The moniker for Cousin is “The island that belongs to birds. Humans are welcome”. In 1968, to initially protect the near extinct species of the Seychelles Warbler bird, Cousin was [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Varun’s on the go, with his Leica D-Lux 5 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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Peter Hoffman: Photojournalism to Conceptual Work

Loop Derivative #1 © Peter Hoffman

Peter Hoffman (1984) is a photographer and educator based in nowheresville/everywheresville suburbia but working in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. He holds an M.A. in Photojournalism from Ohio University and a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He’s a freelancer who does editorial work portraits and documentary essays for clients including The [...]

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Antonella Monzoni: Armenian Wound

Armenian Wound © Antonella Monzoni

This is the second part of Antonella Monzoni’s interview, where she opens up about her love for Armenia, the Caucasus Country with a dramatic history and vital people, and how she decided to portray them. You can read the first part of our interview with Antonella about her work here on the Leica blog. Q: [...]

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Ralph Gibson and his Unique Relationship with the Leica

Chicago Nude 2010 © Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson has achieved worldwide acclaim as a photographer for more than four decades. His bold, graphic style is instantly recognizable. As a consequence, photographers and educators look to him for inspiration. A champion of individual expression, Gibson urges photographers to develop a personal style by following their own instincts. Gibson studied photography while in [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Place2be Berlin

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Norwegian Knut Skjærven is a freelance photographer, blogger and communications researcher living in Copenhagen, Denmark. As part of his participation in the #place2be series Knut was given a D-Lux 5 and asked to document his favorite piece of architecture, preferred shop and prime bar or nightclub in Berlin. “It started by looking for a suitable [...]

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Gary Copeland: SXSW Music Festival and Rock Photography

© Gary Copeland

Gary Copeland, a commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, specializes in shooting the contemporary music scene, covering on-stage performances and the backstage life of bands and individual performers. Gary recently returned from the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas where he shot live performances of bands on the Volcom Entertainment record label. He [...]

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