Archive for October, 2011

Thomas Struth: Composing Pictures

Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh, Windsor Castle 2010

Thomas Struth is an exceptional photographer. His pictures form a diverse group of works, that have earned him international fame. We had the opportunity to meet Thomas Struth in his new studio in Berlin. This is the conversation that took place. Q: You are one of the most renowned photographers worldwide and many of your [...]

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Repair of a Legend

Repair of a Legend: Leica M4 in Pieces

“Winding. Clicking. Winding. Clicking, and so on. That’s what I have been doing the last couple of days. Sitting with the camera between my hands and listening to the sound of the shutter.” – Paal Audestad Worn out Leica cameras are a rare sight, but Paal Audestad managed to do the impossible. Paal started taking pictures [...]

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David English: Fun with Diagonals

Say Cheese; Taken with a Leica M8.2, 50mm Summilux by David English

Part of the wonder of taking photographs is discovering what kind of photographer you’ll become. Not that you should limit yourself, but inevitably you’ll be drawn to certain subjects, camera angles and lens choices. You also learn, when you show your photos to others, which kinds of photos strike a chord with other people. This [...]

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Sebastian Beck: One Week in Barretos

Festa do Peão © Sebastian Beck

ENGLISH Sebastian Beck (46) is married to a Brazilian and lives in Munich as a newspaper editor. Photography has been his passion ever since his father presented him with a Voigtländer VSL1 35 years ago and his uncle adding a stack of old Leica magazines. After using Leica reflex cameras and a Focomat enlarger stored [...]

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Viva Varun: In Botswana!

Varun filming in Botswana

Answer to “Where am I?”: Botswana Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Ray, Rob, Michael, John and Jonathan. You can read all about Varun’s adventures in Botswana &Beyond on his Inside Luxury Travel blog and take a look at his photos on our “Viva Varun: In Botswana” set on Flickr. Varun [...]

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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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