Archive for June, 2011

Quinton Gordon: The Fine Art of Documentary Reportage

© Quinton Gordon

“With the Leica M, I see images in my mind first … and then effortlessly place the camera in the desired position.” Quinton Gordon grew up in the Kawartha Lakes district northeast of Toronto, Canada, where, as a kid, he had lots of freedom to explore. His parents were both artists — his mom, a [...]

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Gigi Stoll: Letter from Kenya, Part Two

Back to Kenya - Bull Elephant - Leica D-Lux 5

A Letter to the World From a Compassionate Humanitarian Photographer Writing as the official photographer for ISMS Operation Kids, I am proud to say that our recent trip to Kenya was, in my opinion, the team’s most successful mission to date. 86 complex surgeries were performed with great success and 300 children were seen and [...]

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Gigi Stoll: A Photographic Model Becomes a Model Photographer, Part One

Medical Mission - Morocco

Gigi Stoll began as a top fashion model, but she has transformed herself into an empathetic and eclectic photographer who shoots everything from searing images of life in distressed areas of the world to fine art nudes and the haute couture of New York and Paris. Here is the story of her remarkable journey and [...]

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Josh White: Outsider and Inhabitant

© Josh White

Josh White describes himself as a law student on extended vacation in Seoul. Throughout his journey in Korea, he is able to capture the fleeting moments of everyday lives of the inhabitants in a stark, realistic and profound way. Using his Leica M9, he is able to poetically juxtapose his subjects with their environment and [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Flailing Love Affair with Photography

© Peter Earl McCollough

I’ve always felt my relationship with photography had an element of tension, even hostility. I would be lying if I said I still love photography. It is not an entity I fully respect or am faithful to, in fact the two of us are constantly on the brink of abusing one another. When I was [...]

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Darren Soh: Political Landscape(s)

Workers' Party Rally, near Hougang Avenue 4 Block 837, 28th April 2011, about 2100hrs © Darren Soh

May was a historic month for Singapore’s politics scene. For the first time, a fair number of the opposition party were voted into the Parliament, which usually consists of members of the People’s Action Party. A lot of photographers were on the ground documenting the rallies, but photographer Darren Soh chose to be high up [...]

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Leica Explorer: Saulius Damulevicius in the Footsteps of Roald Amundsen

The end of the world

Leica Explorer Saulius Damulevicius ventured to the end of the world, otherwise known as Ushuaia, Argentina. Flying from Lithuania by way of London and Sao Paulo, Saulius set out to follow in the footsteps of the great Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen. Saulius documented his journey on his Leica Explorer blog and shares with us the [...]

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