Archive for February, 2012

Leica. My Life – Ben Bernschneider

Ben Bernschneider

Our fourth video in the “Leica. My Life” series features Hamburg-based Ben Bernschneider, a passionate director, photographer, author and pretty bad musician. No matter what he’s working on, Ben’s mission is to preserve human beauty. Ben can stage his image with a studio, a model and lighting, but what’s captured when the shutter clicks on [...]

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Viva Varun: In Istanbul!

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque also called the Blue Mosque

Answer to “Where am I?”: Istanbul, Turkey At around 660 BC, Greek settlers founded a colony and named it after their king – Byzas. It remained Byzantium for three centuries until it was renamed Constantinople – after the Roman Emperor Constantine who made the city the capital of his Empire. In 1930, Turkish authorities formalised Istanbul as [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Varun’s on the go, with his Leica V-Lux 3 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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Mark Murrmann: Just a Performance

© Mark Murrmann

Mark Murrmann is not just a guy with a camera. In addition to his commercial work for clients such as Jim Beam, Levi’s and Samsung, Mark is regular contributor to Hamburger Eyes and curated the Maximum Rocknroll photo issue (and accompanying exhibit) in 2010. Did we mention that he also works on the other side of [...]

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Leica & Magnum: Photographs from the Streets of Chicago by Alex Webb

Alex Webb Chicago

This photo essay, part of our collaboration with Magnum Photos, documents Alex Webb’s exploration of Chicago and the Loop. Inspired in part by one of his early influences, Ray Metzker’s “My Camera and I in the Loop,” he explores the streets of the US’s “Second City.” Though unlike the street photographers of the so-called Chicago [...]

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Thomas Brichta: 20 Years at Leica Camera, Part Two

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Thomas Brichta was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After studying marketing and having a brief stint in the retail furniture business, he discovered his passion for photography in the late ‘70s. Having relocated to California, Tom worked as a rep for Argraph Photo Distributors and Tokina Optical before joining Leica Camera in 1992. This [...]

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Thomas Brichta: 20 Years at Leica Camera, Part One

Lahn River Bridge

This year, Tom, as he’s known to friends and colleagues, celebrates his 20th anniversary of working at Leica Camera. Tom has built a reputation as a gentleman, a grand photographer and a bit of a prankster. As the Leica Camera representative for Northern California, Tom was also recently appointed as an instructor for the North American [...]

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Marc Shoul: Looking for Complex Images That Transport

Enzo; Brakpan 2011 © Marc Shoul

Marc Shoul is a South African photographer, born in 1975 in Port Elizabeth. Interested in exploring social issues, four years ago he began photographing the city of Brakpan, which is a 45-minute drive from Johannesburg. Street scenes and more intimate portraits compose a personal portrayal of a place that is “anchored in time, the same, [...]

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Barbara Wojtyla: An Insider’s Look at the Leica Oskar Barnack Award

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We are excited to introduce another member of the Leica Internet Team. No it’s not her birthday, but Barbara Wojtyla plays an important role in one of the premiere events of the year: the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Barbara worked tirelessly behind the scenes to put together the competition’s newly redesigned website. As entries have [...]

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David English: Expressive Architecture

Manhattan Intersection © David English

I love old movies. And now that I’m interested in photography, those movies have become fertile ground for inspiration. That’s especially true with my architectural shots. When I shoot with a 24mm Summilux or 18mm Super-Elmar, those images already have a larger-than-life perspective due to the wide-angle focal lengths. But it’s when I edit those [...]

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Pete Myers: Making Images, Not Faking Images

Sudden Departure © 2011, Peter H. Myers

As a fine art photographer by profession, and having spent decades participating in the transition of photography from analog to digital, what I find myself concerned about today is how the imaging software industry has created the illusion to photographers that technology is the path to great image-making. Particularly in the use of High Dynamic [...]

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Viva Varun: In Grand Cayman!

A stunning Grand Cayman sunset

Answer to “Where am I?”: Grand Cayman Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Roger, Chris, Michael S., Machu, Juergen, Mark, Rick, Michael B., Jasmine and Fran.  Grand Cayman is the largest of three islands (the others being Little Cayman and Cayman Brac) that is located in the western Caribbean. It [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

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Varun’s on the go, with his Leica V-Lux 3 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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Preedee Ponchevin, Documenting the Deluge, Part Two

Thai Flood © Preedee Ponchevin

Preedee Ponchevin was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1979 and he still resides in his home city. He graduated from Kasetsart University in 2001 with degree in electrical engineering and went to work designing software systems. In 2009 he became interested in photography and began studying the medium. He has been shooting ever since and doesn’t think he [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Master Series of Photographers, Chapter Two

Henri Cartier-Bresson © 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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