Archive for March, 2012

Professor Dr. Ralph Tollrian: Taking Leica Sport Optics to the Field

Bedouins and students are fascinated by the brilliant images.

In Egypt 2011 the political system was changing, but the people were friendly as ever. Twenty-five students from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany traveled the Sinai from the mountains to the coral reefs to study Ecology and Biodiversity of the diverse ecosystems. They visited the Ras Mohammed national park, St. Catherine protectorate in the Sinai [...]

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Xepo W.S.: Documenting The Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Phil Haddock Portrait © Xepo W.S.

Artist and photographer Xepo W.S. was born in Spain in 1980. He went on to complete his photography studies in Barcelona. In recent years Xepo has been working extensively for Swiss watchmaker brands. His assignments on behalf of the brands have taken him to China, North America and a number of locations throughout Europe. For [...]

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Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition, Part Two

Firefighter. Ground Zero, New York City. Early morning September 12, 2001. © Peter Turnley- Corbis. All Rights Reserved.

“I am both humbled and hopeful when I think of the number of times all over the world that I have seen people define themselves not by their possessions or wealth, but by the grace, courage, and profound decency in their gestures and behavior.” Peter Turnley is an acclaimed photojournalist who has, for more than [...]

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Viva Varun: In Chiang Mai!

A magnificent shrine near the oldest temple in the city

Answer to “Where am I?”: The City of Chiang Mai – Northern Thailand (the happy reclining Buddha at Wat Piyaram) Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Jared, Chuta, Michael, Kalpak, S. Rai, Silvia, Maryann and Jörg. Chiang Mai is the largest city and cultural capital of Northern Thailand. It is located [...]

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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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Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2012: Interview with Luke Barr

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Earlier this month Leica Camera had the distinct pleasure of accepting the Travel + Leisure Design Award for the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium Set, a special edition in the D-Lux line. Honored in the category of “Best Camera,” the D-Lux 5 Titanium Set was selected as one of 19 winners in the eighth annual competition [...]

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Andy Bond: A Tourist in His Own Town, Part Two

© Andy Bond

Andy Bond grew up in Ottawa and moved to Vancouver after college. For the past 14 years Andy has been working with the PHS Community Services Society helping a wide spectrum of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighborhood. Though he studied photography for two years in college, he spent ten years away from it and has only been [...]

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Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition, Part One

The Romanian Revolution. Bucharest, 1989. © Peter Turnley

“I have embraced photojournalism as a means to communicate, provoke, and inspire, as well as to document history. I have employed the camera as a voice, to shout out about injustice while affirming what is beautiful and good.” Peter Turnley is a renowned photojournalist who has, for more than four decades, created an enduring legacy [...]

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Andy Bond: A Tourist in His Own Town, Part One

© Andy Bond

Andy K. Bond is a freelance photographer based in East Vancouver, Canada. After dropping out of high school to work in a record store, Andy went back to finish his diploma and enrolled in a photography course that was offered. Andy went on to pursue further photography courses at his local community college, but wasn’t [...]

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Between the [frame] Lines: Paris

© 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. Few cities in the world are as iconic as Paris. From the bustle of Châtelet to the ease of [...]

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René Winklbauer: Let Loose at IWA

René gets a hold of a crossbow

Last Friday at about 0900 hours Leica Internet Team member René Winklbauer escaped from the Leica Headquarters in Solms. After an extensive search we found René hiding in the depths of the Leica Sporting Optics booth at IWA & Outdoor Classics in Nuremberg. This seemingly mild-mannered young man was set loose among an exhibition hall full of hunting [...]

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Dennis Low: Take Me To The Kittens!

Take Me To The Kittens!

UPDATE as Of August 16, 2012: “Take Me To The Kittens!” was named ‘Best Event’ by the trustees of National Pet Month out of more than 600 events.  As a follow up, Low will present “THIS WAY PUPPIES! (for a shoe filled with water). The exhibit will take place August 20, 2012- September 19, 2012 [...]

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Michael Tsegaye, Future Memories, Part Two

Working Girls

As an art school student studying painting, Michael Tsegaye thought “photography was too easy and a bit boring compared to painting — all you had to do with it was click on a button!” It wasn’t until a few years later when he became allergic to the oil paints that he began to explore photography [...]

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Viva Varun: In Thailand!

Dawn breaks and the mahouts are commuting to breakfast.

Answer to “Where am I?”: The Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: J. Moredo, Roy, Alwyn, Jim, Gian, Chris, Bharat and William. The Mekong River runs for just over 4,000 kilometres from Tibet down to the South China Sea. It winds through China, Myanmar, Laos, [...]

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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 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 [...]

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