Archive for January, 2012

Between the [frame] Lines: Models & The M

© Matt Borkowski

Matt Borkowski is a Brooklyn, NY based photographer focused on minimalism and environmental portraiture. Matt is currently pursuing printed publication, exhibition, and commissioned opportunities. His extensive artistic background includes work in graphic and web design, fashion, and literature. I’ve recently been working on expanding the editorial work in my portfolio. Iʼve had the pleasure of working with [...]

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Ming Thein: A Shooter’s Review of the 35/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH FLE

Family Time and the Year of the Dragon © Ming Thein

Malaysian photographer Ming Thein has previously contributed to the Leica Camera Blog with his impressions of the V-Lux 3. He is a member of Getty Images, a noted horological photographer and documenter of life. Here he shares his thoughts on the 35/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH FLE. Chinese New Year is traditionally a time for gathering with [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Abstractions and Landscapes, Chapter One

© 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 has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been exhibited at [...]

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Gary Wang: Rangefinder Singapore

© Gary Wang

Gary Wang is a street photographer based in Singapore and is well regarded for his work shot on his Leica camera and super-wide 21mm lens. He is the founding member & head of Rangefinder Singapore, a community dedicated to further knowledge of photography and rangefinder cameras. He has also been recently nominated to the 2011 [...]

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Lara Platman: The Boxing Project

Boxing Project

Lara Platman is a UK-based freelance photographer and the Director of Photo Feature Ltd. Coming from a family who produced theatrical costumes, Lara grew up surrounded by creative people. She trained as a photographer and then a journalist, and now specialises in documenting areas of culture that are often considered to be eccentric or endangered. [...]

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Stefan Rohner: Freewheeling Spirit with a Leica

© Stefan Rohner

The main goal of photographer and cyclist Stefan Rohner is to capture dynamic images of people, in action images and portraits, as well as luminous landscapes — often from the saddle of a moving bicycle! Though he is an avid user of his Leica MP, Stefan uses a non-Leica compact camera for his shooting while cycling. He was born in [...]

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Gul Chotrani: In Search Of The Universal Human Experience, Part Two

© Gul Chotrani

Gul Chotrani first started photographing as a hobby when he was at university in England in the early 1980s, doing landscapes, but he couldn’t afford the ongoing costs and had to stop. About twenty years later his photographic instincts were revived after travelling in New Zealand in 2002. Gul, who has an established career as [...]

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Gul Chotrani: In Search Of The Universal Human Experience, Part One

Mursi Tribesmen © Gul Chotrani

Born in the late 1950s and raised mostly in Singapore, Gul Chotrani studied business and economics during the 1980s, worked as an analyst/economist and later in investment banking in the UK. Afterwards, he spent several years in academia, teaching economics and finance in Singapore and South East Asia, served as a consultant/advisor in trade, finance [...]

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Leica. My Life. — Annika Lu Hermann

Annika Lu Hermann

Meet Annika Lu Hermann, a 22-year-old fashion design student born, raised and living in Hamburg, Germany. This video featuring Annika and her V-Lux 3 is the third in our “Leica. My Life.“ series.  Having received her first camera from her father at age 10 and making the decision to study fashion design at age 14, [...]

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f/Egor: Shooting Through the Wormhole

Psychopathilux

We live in an era where sharpness, literalness and hyperrealism dominate the modern photographic terrain. In spite of this, my own photography is actually informed by the golden age photojournalists of the 1930s and 1940s, post-war photo essays from the 1950s, and John Szarkowski’s New Documentarian leanings of the 1960s. I wasn’t always this anachronistic. Rather, [...]

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Klaus Störch: No Home

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Klaus Störch, DipEd, author and amateur photographer, lives near Frankfurt am Main in Germany and, as head of the Haus St. Martin, he also takes care of people in need. Strongly influenced by literature and photography in his private life, he has begun to integrate artistic and cultural measures into his work. At the beginning [...]

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Between the [frame] Lines: Time Passes Slowly

© Matt Borkowski

Matt Borkowski is a Brooklyn, NY based photographer focused on minimalism and environmental portraiture. Matt is currently pursuing printed publication, exhibition, and commissioned opportunities. His extensive artistic background includes work in graphic and web design, fashion, and literature. A little less than a year ago, I took a trip with my father to go see my grandmother. [...]

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Robert Turi: Combining Passion and Spontaneity, Part Two

Ryan Watson © Robert Turi

Robert Turi creates compelling photographs using an unlikely combination of an astute awareness of the emotional effects of lighting and style, and the technique of shooting spontaneously based on the images and feeling in his mind. He specializes in shooting fashion, swimwear, portraits, landscapes and automobiles, and in the course of his creative quest he [...]

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Ming Thein: Test Driving the New V-Lux 3

© Ming Thein

Malaysian photographer Ming Thein operates at opposite ends of the photographic spectrum; he is best known for his wristwatch macro photography, meticulously planned, lit and adjusted to perfection in a studio. In a decidedly schizophrenic personality twist, he also enjoys the challenging spontaneity of photojournalism and wildlife. Ming is a native of Kuala Lumpur and [...]

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We’re Moving … to a New Server!

Plane View (Leica M8.2, 28mm Summicron) © David English

Dear Leica Camera Blog Readers, The blog is scheduled to relocate to a new server this Friday. During the move, you may not be able to access the site for a couple of hours. But don’t worry, all blog posts and comments will be restored so you shouldn’t notice a difference when the blog is [...]

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