Archive for April, 2012

Robert Callway: 35mm Summilux ASPH (vIV)

Memento; Leica M9, Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH vIV © Robert Callway

This is a guest post by Robert Callway, who has his own production company Nilsfilm, which produces corporate promos and documentaries. Also a cameraman and occasional photographer, Robert has shot a number of prime-time award winning C4/BBC documentaries including this year’s C4′s “Battlefront” (Digital Emmy) and BBC’s “Remembrance-A Sikh Story” (RTS Award).  35mm is regarded by the majority [...]

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Burn My Eye: An International Street Photography Collective


“Burn My Eye” is an international collective aiming to show the extraordinary within the ordinary using candid photography. They use a fresh and new perspective when it comes to street photography, and are comprised of twelve members from all over the globe. Burn My Eye will be holding their first exhibition at the prestigious London [...]

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Between the [frame] Lines: California

Pensive © 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 feel that as a photographer, I’m always seeking new things to capture and express in my own right. [...]

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David Burrows: Photography as an End in Itself

© David Burrows

Born and raised in New York, David Burrows left a distinguished career as a college English professor to pursue his passion for Photography in 1979. Since then he has lived in France and India, more recently in Japan and China and is currently based in Panajachel, Guatemala. After working for decades with a Leica M2, [...]

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Viva Varun: In Bavaria!

Hohenaschau Castle – Aschau im Chiemgau

Answer to “Where am I?” : Bavaria Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Jorge, Dominik, Karline, Christopher, and Ana. Bavaria is the largest state in Germany and is located in the South-East part of the country. Its capital is Munich – which celebrates beer in the annual Oktoberfest. This festival was [...]

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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 & 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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Constantine Manos: Personal Documentary

© Constantine Manos

Constantine Manos was born in 1934 in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina, from which he graduated in 1955. Joining Magnum Photos in 1963, he then became a full Member in 1965. This video, produced in partnership with Magnum, is a personal documentary of Manos’ [...]

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Jamie Rose: Momenta Workshops, Project India

Momenta Workshops, Project India

Jamie Rose is the Director of Momenta Workshops. Leica Camera AG serves as a sponsor of their Nonprofit Project Series of workshops. Here Jaime shares a story from Momenta’s recent Project India Workshop. Most photographers are gear addicts. When someone launches a new generation of a camera or a new lens, we want to buy [...]

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Gigi Stoll: Medical Journal, Kenya 2012

ISMS Operation Kids - Kenya 2012 © Gigi Stoll

Gigi Stoll, who we’ve previously featured in our Leica Portrait video series, is the official photographer for ISMS Operation Kids. This is the first entry in Gigi’s series about her work with ISMS. She shares some of her images from their recent trip and talks about the group’s work at the Sio Port Clinic in [...]

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Paul Szynol: Looking For Short Stories Everywhere

© Paul Szynol

Paul Szynol has a passion for street photography in the great tradition of narrative photojournalism. He was born and spent his childhood in Warsaw, Poland, and first came to the United States in 1984, which, as he observes, “was the year that New York City’s transit fare rose from 75 cents to 90 cents, 33 [...]

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Jonathan van Smit: Raw Hong Kong

© Jonathan van Smit

Jonathan van Smit is a self-taught photographer from New Zealand who has lived and photographed in Hong Kong since early 2008. His photographs are a stream of stark, grungy, snapshots mostly taken at night in Kowloon with wide-angle lenses. His work has been described as ” raw, sometimes shockingly so, but never sensationalist. It’s full [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter Four

© 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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Roger Snider: The Most Interesting Man in The World

The Most Interesting Man in The World © Roger Snider

Roger Snider is an accomplished advertising and commercial photographer whose compelling work combines controlled precision and a slice-of-life photojournalistic flair that captures the emotional essence of his subjects, both animate and inanimate. Here in his own inimitably direct style is the fascinating story of how he became a consummate professional whose work on the Dos [...]

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David English: Stillness in Time

Monster Jackpot (Leica M9, 35mm Summilux) © David English

In choosing a lens, you have much to consider. Cost is a factor. So is the character of the lens. Then there’s the sticky issue of which focal length to select. Why choose a 35mm lens over a 50mm, for example? Is the field of view that important when the focal lengths are so close [...]

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Viva Varun: In Perth!

A race is underway

Answer to “Where am I?”: Perth, Western Australia Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Jorge, Paul, Maxime, Michael, HTran, Robyn, Nacnud, Nelson, Gary, Ahmed, Huntae, Yusrina, Chad, Shalini, Rory, Anton, John, Gene and Craig.   The 82.5 metre tall Swan Bell Tower is one of Perth’s most recognisable landmarks. Opened in [...]

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