Archive for August, 2011

Nicolas Hermann: Incredible India, Part One

Incredible India © Nicolas Hermann

Born and raised in Nice, Nicolas Hermann later moved to Paris at the age of 18. After receiving his baccalaureate, he began a course in language studies, which was interrupted when he pursued a different path, that of a real estate agent. He has now been running his own real estate agency, with a close [...]

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Piotr Wyszyński: A Young Photographic Mind, Part One

© Piotr Wyszyński

Piotr Wyszyński has grown up with “the camera” as an ever-present object in his life. He inherited his mother’s enthusiasm for photography and began exploring the craft more seriously in high school. As a young student in Kraków, Poland his photographs represent the snapshots of his varied life and travels including images of family, friends, [...]

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The 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of All Time

Hand with Watch 1998  © Ralph Gibson

Since the first post published on Monday, 17 May 2010, the Leica Camera Blog has been dedicated to sharing stories about photographers and Leica news. Until today, the Leica Internet Team has never shared any of the statistics behind the blog. Have you ever wondered which posts are the most popular? We did. The Leica [...]

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Kokyat Choong: The Camera as a Paintbrush, Part One

PDN © Kokyat Choong

We first came across the work of Kokyat Choong when he was named as one of the winners of the PHOTOBOOK NYC Photo Contest presented by PDN. The New York based photographer documented the acrobatics of a group of teenage boys jumping off the pier at Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, images he had taken [...]

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Tan Tien Yun: Intimacy and Action

© Tan Tien Yun

Tan Tien Yun, an engineer by training, is a consummate street photographer in the evening light. Wandering around in the street corners of Shanghai and the farms in the rural outskirts of the city, he arms himself with a camera concealed in his hands. Photographing changing socioeconomic landscapes and the lives of people  in the [...]

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John Lou Miles, Faceless Japan: Shooting From the Hip in a Fishbowl

Tokyo in Color #1 © John Lou Miles

John Lou Miles lives just south of Los Angeles and currently works in TV, advertising and film as a consultant. A passionate Leica enthusiast poised between being a serious enthusiast and a pro, he wryly encapsulates his experience as “a life of misspent youth replaced by overachieving adulthood” and observes that “growing up in both [...]

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Viva Varun: On Harbour Island!

The sand on Harbour Island is most pink at sunset.

Answer to “Where am I?”: Harbour Island – The Bahamas Congratulations to Feroz, Elle and Ted for guessing correctly! “The name’s Bond, James Bond” is arguably the most famous introduction in cinematic history. The catchphrase was used onscreen by successive Bonds to seduce women and scare villains from “Dr. No” in 1962 until it was retired [...]

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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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Thomas Schweigert: Weile

"Weile" Making of; Taken by Schwarz & Hell

Six months ago Thomas Schweigert was offered the opportunity to have a solo exhibition, which would be his first. The exhibition would be part of a long-term display at Weltbühne, a new coffee house and restaurant opening up inside of the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. The plan is for a designated wall in the restaurant to display the work of 20 different photographers for a six month period each, over the course of 10 years. Each photographer would leave behind one image to remain as part of the wall. Thomas signed on and began the long process of sorting through his archive.

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David Kim: Society of the Individual

Paramour © David Kim

David Kim is a photographer currently based in Seoul, South Korea. Formerly a strategy consultant in the United States, David took up photography during his last semester at university, seeking a creative outlet from his finance coursework. When not on assignment, he can often be found roaming the cityscape with his trusty Leica and a cup of coffee. Specializing in fine art, street and portrait [...]

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John Sypal: Discovering the Nature of Photographs, Part Two

© John Sypal

While many photographers wish nothing more than to be invisible, John Sypal, an American photographer living in Tokyo for the past seven years, tends to stand out (he’s just under two meters tall) no matter where he goes in Japan. He was born and raised in Nebraska in the United States and studied Art at [...]

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Kevin Boyles: Roadtrip from Glacier to Hellgate Valley

Thunder Bird © Kevin Boyles

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway It’s a tragedy that Hemingway never got his hands on a Leica Digilux 2. I set off on my last road trip with my D2 while very much in love. We left Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and journeyed to Glacier National Park by way [...]

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Dr. Ted Grant: A Canadian National Treasure

Doctor Heart Listening

Ted Grant is one of Canada’s most accomplished and prolific photojournalists with 280,000 images in the National Archives of Canada and another 100,000 images in the National Gallery of Canada’s Museum of Contemporary Photography. These images, which comprise the largest collection by an individual photographer in the history of Canada, were honored by the University [...]

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John Sypal: Discovering the Nature of Photographs

© John Sypal

John Sypal shares, “In the most literal sense I feed, shelter and clothe myself through a job that is not involved with photography, so my name would go under the serious enthusiast column. While physical nourishment is kept up through a 9 to 5 job, a great deal of a different kind of hunger is [...]

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Learn from Markus

© Markus Hartel

Recently Alessio Coghe had the opportunity to conduct this interview with fellow street photographer Markus Hartel. This is what Alessio had to say about Markus: I have gotten to know Markus virtually over the past few years. Our conversations, conducted on various social networks, range from getting a hamburger in our respective cities (I’m currently [...]

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