Archive for October, 2011

Elias Plagianos: Place2Be New York

© Elias Plagianos

Elias Plagianos is a Brooklyn-born Writer & Director. His first feature film “The Crimson Mask” made its international premiere as an official selection of the Cannes Independent Film Festival and went on to win over 40 festival awards from around the world. Elias is currently attached to direct “City of Lies,” a Brooklyn detective film starring Michael Madsen [...]

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Caroline True: Documenting the Stars

GM feature

What started out as a temporary job at Virgin Records turned into a 20 year career, and gave Caroline the opportunity to work with a variety of artists and musicians including The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, and George Michael. In 2006, she decided to make a career change and move into photography. Currently she’s working [...]

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Carl Merkin: A Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water”

Falling Water; Taken by Carl Merkin

We got to see the “Falling Water” house in Mill Run, Pennsylvania as part of the 2011 Leica Historical Society of America (LHSA) Annual meeting, held earlier this month in Pittsburgh. The house is perhaps Frank Lloyd Wright’s best known building project and has been listed on the Smithsonian’s Life List of 28 places to [...]

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Nic Rad: Place2Be New York

© Nic Rad

Nic Rad is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Through a mix of performative, social media and traditional art mediums, Rad has emerged as a unique voice among the young and internet saavy. In 2010 His show titled “People Matter,”  combined painting, networking, and gaming to capture the erratic and distorting energy of emerging [...]

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Iddo Genuth on MegaPixel, Israel’s Largest Photography Website

© Iddo Gennuth

Iddo Genuth is the editor of Israel’s largest photography site– MegaPixel.co.il.  Launching a little more than a year ago in April 2010, the project has been underway for nearly two years. The website has become a showcase for some of the most interesting Israeli photographers, featuring interviews in a dedicated documentary section. Here Iddo shares more [...]

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Viva Varun: In Mumbai!

Sunrise over the Arabian Sea ... and the Gateway of India

Answer to Where Am I?:  The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Mumbai (Bombay) in India Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Norm, Yohanes, Arun, Jim, Alain, Michael, Nicole, Bernard, Khrystene, Luke, Siriporn, Ali and Nicholas. There are several – but still just a few – iconic hotels of [...]

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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 (and V-Lux 2) 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 [...]

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Kokyat Choong, The Camera as a Paintbrush, Part Two

Rochester City Ballet ©Kokyat Choong

Kokyat Choong grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and after high school he attended interior design school, which may partially explain the strong sense of graphic design that characterizes all his work from sensual images of ballet rehearsals to strikingly abstract and surreal images created as a photographic homage to the renowned French artist Rene [...]

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Dina Gold: Place2Be New York City

© Dina Gold

Dina Gold works at Facebook and is a fine art and lifestyle photographer based in NYC. She is a contributing web blogger for Guest of a Guest, as well as former photographer with the international fashion publication, V Magazine.  Her most recent work from travels to India was exhibited at The Salmagundi Club in August 2011.  Her work can [...]

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Leica Camera @ PhotoPlus Expo, October 27-28

© EJ Camp

The countdown to PhotoPlus Expo has begun! Starting on Thursday, October 27, we invite you to join us at Leica Camera’s PhotoPlus Expo Studio Event featuring the Leica S-System. The Leica S Studio will take place at Sun West Studios, close to the Javits Center. During this 2-day expo, you will have the opportunity to enjoy industry presentations [...]

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Damien Basile: Place2be New York City

One Jackson Square by Damien Basile

Damien Basile, an Art Director turned Digital and Social Strategist, is the Media & Marketing Director of Perks Consulting.  In November 2009 he founded a monthly digital influencer panel and mixer event series called Digital Somethings and in February 2010 he founded Addieu, a mobile app that helps you exchange contact info & connect on [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Communicating the Incommunicable

© Peter Earl McCollough

As I try to evolve as both a person and an artist, I realize that one of the largest obstacles in my path is acceptance. I’ve come to realize that the way I’ve built photography around my life is perhaps not the best way. When I close my eyes and think of how photography looks, [...]

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Seconds2Real: The Formation of a Collective

©  Natalie Opocensky

Guido Steenkamp is a member of the street photography collective Seconds2Real. Beginning initially as a Flickr group aimed at promoting street photography in both Germany and Austria, it has since grown from an online organization to a real-life collective with the first exhibition to be opened on October 14th in Berlin. Guido Steenkamp shares more [...]

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Larry Godfrey: The Perfect Shot

© Larry Godfrey

Born in Bristol, UK, Larry Godfrey is a British athlete who has been competing in archery for the past 26 years and is currently on the GB Archery team. Larry uses a range of Leica products, due to their accuracy and robust construction, and here we interview him and find out what it takes to [...]

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Bourbon, BBQ and Baseball: A Journey Across America

Our car sitting under a painted American flag in Louisville, Kentucky

It was a dream I’d had for years: to travel across the United States stopping at bourbon distilleries and BBQ joints and watching minor league baseball. Although I’ve lived all over the world from Jakarta to Berlin, I had seen relatively little of my own country. And growing up in New York City I’d never [...]

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