Archive for July, 2011

Leica & Magnum: Awakening by Dominic Nahr

Awakening by Dominic Nahr

In our latest photo essay created in partnership with Magnum Photos, we follow Dominic Nahr into the 20km zone surrounding the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Japan. Nahr documents the damage that resulted from the plant’s breakdown.

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Developing a Symbiotic Relationship

© Peter Earl McCollough

Now that I’ve been using the M9 for several months, I’m growing accustomed to it in ways I didn’t expect. And since I’ve been using it exclusively for the past two months, I’ve developed a relationship with the camera that I’m excited about. The first six months of having the camera I was shooting assignments [...]

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Checking in with the Red Bull X-Alps Athletes

Helmut Eichholzer, Team AUT1; Taken at +46° 36' 25.78", +12° 17' 22.81"

The Red Bull X-Alps athletes have now been running, hiking and paragliding for ten days through Austria, Italy and Switzerland. As the three leading athletes pass the last turn point into France they are getting ever closer to the finish line in Monaco. At the time this post was published, Christian Maurer of Team SUI1 [...]

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Viva Varun: In Mauritius!

Heaven!

Answer to “Where am I?”: The Republic of Mauritius, Indian Ocean Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Maria, Ray, Thual, Linus, Mari, Giuseppe, Pablo, David Hutson, WangWu Tang, Jan, Daniel, Lincoln Wang, David Morris Au, Tanja and Kevin! I have a dog, a tan Cocker Spaniel named Gemima. She is [...]

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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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f/Egor: Bartlett’s Rejects

Goal!

Do you have a term paper to write for photography class? Are you looking to impress a hot hipster with a lomography fetish? Do you suffer from attention deficit disorder? Then this is the article for you. It’s nothing more than a mathematically-challenged baker’s dozen of my own personal photography quotes — unadorned with tedious [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Refreshed and Inspired

© Peter Earl McCollough

In late May I drove from San Francisco to Charlottesville to attend the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. LOOK3, which is the festival that offered an award that began my relationship with Leica, is probably the most intimate and intense photo festival in America (For example, this year they coordinated the rare event of Sally [...]

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Paul S. Bartholomew: An Architect’s Eye on the World

Wetzlar Bridge © Paul S. Bartholomew

Based in Pennsylvania, Paul S. Bartholomew has spent most of his career as a commercial photographer shooting architectural exteriors and interiors. Currently he employs tripod-mounted DSLRs for this purpose, but he’s fascinated by the prospect of shooting architecture professionally with the Leica S2. Bartholomew also brings the sensibility of an architect to his personal work, [...]

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Severin Koller: Revealing the Truth in Unforgettable Images

Los Angeles 2009 © Severin Koller

A native and current resident of Vienna, Severin Koller was raised in a family focused on politics, culture and art, but his decision to pursue an artistic, creative lifestyle was very much his own. Initially intending to become an architect, he began taking pictures seriously before finishing school in 2004 and by the time he [...]

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Good Luck Red Bull X-Alps Athletes!

Red Bull X-Alps 2011

Join us in wishing the Red Bull X-Alps Athletes Good Luck! Yesterday, at 11:30am on July 17, thirty athletes started the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race from Salzburg to Monaco. The non-stop race across the Alps spans 864-kilometres that athletes race through on foot or with paragliders. As a sponsor of the race, each athlete [...]

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Leica is Getting Ready for Birdfair 2011

Leica Birdfair

Along with bird and nature lovers from all over the world, the Leica team in the UK is getting ready for the annual Birdfair in Rutland Water that will take place from 19 to 21 August. If you are planning to attend the Birdfair, make sure to say hello to the Leica team. They will [...]

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Leica Portrait: John Wright

John Wright

John has been working with the Leica team in London to help build exposure for the S-System alongside the UK professional photographic community. As part of the collaboration between John and Leica, photographers are able to experience the S-System first-hand through a series of activities including interviews and photographic sessions, exhibitions and workshops at the Leica Store Mayfair ‘Studio S’ and other UK studios. John also uses the camera for a number of high-profile shoots. In our latest Leica Portrait video, John explains what he likes about the S2.

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Viva Varun: In Montreux!

The original building at CLP. It looks like a Swiss chalet.

Answer to “Where am I?”: Montreux, Switzerland On 24 November 1991, the world mourned the loss of one of the greatest rock stars in the history of music, Freddie Mercury. Queen recorded an album at Mountain Studios (now a bar) in Montreux in 1978 and Freddie loved the area so much, he bought an apartment in [...]

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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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The Leica Manufacturing Process

Leica Lens Production

Leica Lenses: A Synonym for Quality, Made in Germany

Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect. In the age where technology almost inevitably means mass manufacturing, Leica products are still made with exacting precision by the hands of highly-trained technicians.

In this video, you can get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG.

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