Archive for January, 2012

Ryan Muirhead: Creating Images as Song Lyrics

© Ryan Muirhead

Ryan Muirhead grew up around film of a different sort; his father worked as a camera operator on movies and TV shows when Ryan was growing up and he himself worked as a camera assistant for a while. However, it wasn’t until he took his first picture in 2006 that the creative spark was lit [...]

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Robert Turi: Combining Passion and Spontaneity, Part One

Julie Cole © Robert Turi

An accomplished and intuitive artist with a camera, Robert Turi has shot fashion, swimwear, portraits, landscapes and automobiles, becoming an accidental pro in the course of his creative quest. He explains his journey as such, “I have been shooting passionately since June 2007, so while I don’t have 10 years of experience I like to [...]

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Krystian Maj: A Leica Guy In Every Sense of the Word, Part Two

Krystian Maj 2011

An emerging Polish photojournalist based in Warsaw, Krystian Maj, 34, works for Leica Camera in Poland, a position that has given him the opportunity to meet many fine photographers, and enhance his visual vocabulary by talking with them and studying their work. His personal creative mission: revealing the truth of social conditions by “shooting from [...]

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Kai Löffelbein: UNICEF Photograph of the Year Award Winner

Kids Of Sodom

As we announced last August, Leica Camera served as the new sponsor and partner of the international photo contest “UNICEF Photo of the Year”. This annual contest has been held by UNICEF Germany and GEO Magazine since 2000. Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Creative Director of the Leica Gallery in Salzburg, also joined other renowned personalities as a [...]

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Carl Merkin: Test Driving the New Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4

© Carl Merkin

After downloading the new firmware ver. 1.162 for the M9 and ver. 2.014 for the M8.2, I set about learning what improvements were incorporated. One of the many upgrades included was support of the new lens “Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4”. No sooner had I read these words than the phone rang. It was my friends at the [...]

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Philipp Paulus: From Germany to Paris and Beyond

Paris Fashion Week © Philipp Paulus

Growing up in a small German village, Philipp Paulus developed a fascination with the beautiful covers of fashion magazines. He started photographing in late 2007 at the age of 16, hoping to create photos like those he saw on the magazine covers. He soon recognized that it is probably not that easy, but he continued [...]

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Krystian Maj: A Leica Guy In Every Sense of the Word, Part One

Krystian Maj 2011

A young Polish-born freelance photojournalist based in Warsaw, Krystian Maj, 34, works for Leica Camera in Poland. In his role as a photographer his mission is revealing the truth of social conditions by documenting significant events in Europe, especially in Poland and other post-Soviet states. Fluent in English, Polish and German with a working knowledge of [...]

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