Archive for May, 2011

Viva Varun: In California!

My Kingdom, the Big Sur and the whole Pacific Ocean, just for 3 days though!

Answer to “Where am I?”: Horseshoe Bay in Sausalito, California I am standing at Cavallo Point, in the town of Sausalito, Marin County. The bridge took four years to build and was finished and opened in the first half of 1937. It is 2.7 kilometres long and 27.4 metres wide and connects San Francisco to Marin [...]

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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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Danny MacAskill Plays Capetown: The Making of

Danny MacAskill Cape Town

Thank you to everyone who played along as Danny rode through Cape Town, South Africa. After exploring a new playground on his bike, Danny takes a break for an interview to share his experience of riding through Cape Town and what he thinks about the new Leica V-Lux 30. You can follow Danny’s journey through [...]

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Danny Plays Capetown: The complete video

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As a result of three video votings, we love to present the complete video „Danny MacAskill Plays Capetown“. Your decision for the last and supplementary episode: Danny will hit the empty pool counterclockwise. Enjoy the video and see Cape Town with the eyes of a street trials pro rider. For Danny, the city is one [...]

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Leica Explorer: Hubert & Mayra in the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta

Tea country in Sri Lanka.

Hubert Hayaud and Mayra Roffe Gutman were the only Leica Explorers traveling as a team. Through the eyes of Ibn Battuta they documented their journey through India and Sri Lanka on the Leica Explorer blog. We had the chance to talk to Hubert and Mayra about the best parts of their trip (planes, trains and [...]

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Danny MacAskill: The next video episode

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In the first two episodes, the famous Scottish street trials pro rider Danny MacAskill startet his discovery of an enormous playround: Cape Town. Now in this episode he continues riding the way you decided. As the result of the last video voting, Danny jumps the containers 360°. This time the question is: How should Danny [...]

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f/Egor: Fauxtographs

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In 1952, pianist David Tudor stepped on stage to perform composer John Cage’s latest work, 4’33″. He sat at the piano, closed the lid over the keyboard and, for the next 4 minutes and 33 seconds, played absolutely nothing. The point of this — John Cage’s most notorious composition — was to illustrate that ambient [...]

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Aminah Yusuf: There’s Always Something Playing

Yusuf Caversham

Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is one of the legends in music. He wrote songs such as “Father and Son”, “Wild World” or “Morning has Broken”. Currently Yusuf is back on stage; he started his European Tour 2011 earlier this month. Aminah, his daughter, is a professional photographer and Leica happens to be her [...]

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Danny MacAskill Plays Capetown: The game goes on.

Danny MacAskill Go Play Episode I

We continue following Danny MacAskill on his journey of discovery through one of the most beautiful cities in the world. See Cape Town with different eyes – those of a street trials pro rider. For him, the city is one enormous playground. Go play with Danny MacAskill. Here’s your choice from episode one: Danny will [...]

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Viva Varun: In Napa Valley!

In The French Laundry, Chef de Cuisine Tim Hollingsworth puts the final touches to a dish

Answer to “Where am I?”: Napa Valley, California Teeing off from the first hole at the Silverado Country Club and my Leica caught the ball mid-air. Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Muhtadi, Don, Fidel, Anjalin, Emmanuel and Gerhard. This is a two part Leica entry as I am on [...]

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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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Danny MacAskill Plays Capetown: The game begins.

Danny MacAskill Plays Cape Town

We followed Danny MacAskill on his journey of discovery through one of the most beautiful cities in the world. See Cape Town with different eyes – those of a street trials pro rider. The remarkable talent that has won him millions of YouTube fans. His success is also the result of his philosophy: from the [...]

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Scavenger Hunt, Akademie Lectures and Leica Cameras on Loan, Oh My!

New York Photo Festival

The Leica Akademie has workshops available for photographers to participate in across the globe and is bringing lectures to the New York Photo Festival this year in addition to an M9 and X1 loan program and Scavenger Hunt! Have you ever wanted to test drive a Leica M9 or X1 camera? We invite participants of [...]

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Andy Siddens: Temporary Accommodation

Temporary Accommodation I: Duck © Andy Siddens

I decided in my twenties that I would own a Leica by the time I was 40. I bought the M8, my first and only Leica, two years ago when I was 41. I slightly overshot. This camera is my constant companion as I strive towards a Degree in Photography with the Open College of [...]

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Eric Kim: Korean Street Photographer from Los Angeles

Together in the Rain © Eric Kim

Eric Kim is an international street photographer based in Los Angeles. He has traveled the world and shot in cities such as Paris, London, Venice, Florence, Prague and has even taught a street photography workshop in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a lover of black and white, and creates beautiful juxtapositions in his images. Not only [...]

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