Archive for September, 2011

Phil Hill: F1 Champion and Leica Enthusiast

PHIL HILL 1956 Nassau Broken goggles

Phil Hill was a Formula One racing champion and legend who also happened to be a Leica enthusiast. In this video, we chat with his son, Derek Hill, who holds a significant racing record of his own. Derek is currently working with Steve Dawson and author Doug Nye to compile his father’s images and stories [...]

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Shana Tova!

stefan daniel shana tova

For many Leica enthusiasts around the world, today is a celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. When our friends at MegaPixel, Israel’s largest photo website, asked us to take part in their Jewish New Year photography project we were happy to oblige. So we took a walk around the Leica factory in Solms [...]

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id.L: Simple Life and Subtle Beauty Living in Indonesia

idL Exhibition with Prof. Dr. -Ing. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” -Friedrich Hebbel What do you get if you combine passionate people and a great cause? Awesomeness! That’s what happened when a group of avid Leica users in Indonesia gathered together to raise funds for charity. It started with a simple desire to give back [...]

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f/Egor: The Geometry of Night


When confronted with the task of comparing two fundamentally disparate objects, cliché-wielding literary hacks frequently assert the two objects are “as different as night and day.” It’s a quick and effective means to punctuate one’s argument that each object is utterly unique and should thus be considered on its own merits. Being somewhat of a [...]

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Bellamy Hunt: The Darkness that Drives Me

© Bellamy Hunt

Tokyo-based street photographer Bellamy Hunt is also quite the vintage camera buff. He was born in Oxford in the UK and went on to study art and photography. Having also lived in London, Sydney and Amsterdam, once Bellamy had the opportunity to travel to Japan he has never looked back. Though he started shooting with [...]

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Claire Yaffa: I Dreamed a Dream

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She studied with renowned children’s photographer Joseph Schneider, learning how to engage children, set up lighting, use a light meter, and then met [...]

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Viva Varun: In Sweden!

I love this shot. On the left is the multi award-winning Michelin starred chef Mathias Dahlgren of the Grand Hotel, Stockholm and next to him is his restaurant General Manager Daniela Illerbrand. He had just shown me how to prepare a lobster dish; my boundless enthusiasm was apparently exhausting!

Answer to “Where am I?”: Sweden – at the Treehotel in Harads, Lulea. Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Andrew, Mattias, John, Robert, Michael, Khrystene and Gabriel. Having pioneered the ice hotel concept, those canny Swedes – known for their cutting-edge design – have now come up with a unique [...]

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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 Singled Person: An Interview with Peer Kugler

Peer Kugler

“Click, clack” goes the slide projector. Well, eight of them actually. They are currently set up as part of the 7th Annual Wiesbadener Fototage until 25 September. “The Singled Person” actually consists of eight photographers from around the world: Michael Ackerman, USA; Morten Andersen, Norway; Lorenzo Castore, Italy; Thorsten Kirchhoff, Germany; Peer Kugler, Germany; André Lützen, Germany; Hisashi Murayama, Japan and Filippo Romano of Italy.

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Schloss Bensberg Classics 2011

#1: Taken by René Staud with the Leica S2

The Schloss Bensberg Classics is an event series for vintage cars in the context of which an exclusive selection of spectacular, precious items is showcased. In a rally called Rallye Historique the participants drive through the Bergisches Land. At the Concours D’Elegance, a rare and vintage car contest, the most exquisite models are awarded a [...]

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Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

Leica Camera is happy to support this year’s Lens Culture International Exposure Awards organized by Lens Culture, one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. The deadline is quickly approaching if you want to enter:  submissions are due tomorrow, Saturday, September 17! You can find more details about the award [...]

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William Yan: Take a Hike!


We have outfitted William Yan, a New York based street photography and blogger, with a Leica X1 to cover the comings and goings surrounding New York Fashion Week. His snapshots prove that there’s just as much style on the streets of New York City as on the runways. “Take a hike!” was what I heard as I [...]

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Tan Tien Yun: Snap.

Music © Tan Tien Yun

Tan Tien Yun, an engineer by training, is a consummate street photographer in the evening light. In addition to this guest post, you can read more about his work in this interview. “Halllooww!” the undertone on the ending of the greeting underscores the surprise and delight  as her blue eyes twinkle, warm and amiable. “T, [...]

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Andrew Parsons: London Riots

Riots in Tottenham

Andrew Parsons is an award-winning photojournalist who is best known for his political work. He has been documenting the British Prime Minister since 2005, from David Cameron’s bid to become leader of the Conservative Party through to victory in the bitterly contested General Election of 2010, including exclusive access behind the scenes to document the [...]

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William Yan: New York Fashion Week

NYFW | Pattern & Style On The Streets

We have outfitted William Yan, a New York based street photography and blogger, with a Leica X1 to cover the comings and goings surrounding New York Fashion Week. His snapshots prove that there’s just as much style on the streets of New York City as on the runways. I never know what I’m going to shoot during [...]

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