Archive for April, 2012

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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Tom Stoddart: The Siege of Sarajevo

Sarajevo - A City Under Siege © Tom Stoddart/Getty Images | Welcome to hell - a woman hurries past graffiti in the area known as 'Sniper Alley' in Sarajevo's main thoroughfare, during the siege in 1992.

On this 20th anniversary of the conflict in Bosnia, Tom Stoddart shares the story of the siege he documented. The people of Sarajevo endured the longest siege Europe has witnessed since the end of the Second World War. For 47 months, families were held hostage in their own city without food, medicine, electricity or running water, by [...]

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Alastair Baglee: Cyclist, Photographer, Blogger

© Alastair Baglee

Alastair Baglee had a bumpy start to his life with professional photography. In the early 1990s, he was hired by a regional news service in the north of England as a press photographer. On his first day at work, he was asked to rush down to the local county court where a suspected murderer had [...]

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Announcing the Leica User Forum Book 2012: Raising Funds for Cancer Research

Leica User Forum Book 2012

Toggle to full screen mode to have a better viewing experience and in case your browser cannot display the book viewer properly, click here. Andy Barton oversaw the creation of the Leica User Forum’s Charity Book 2012. Here he shares the process of putting together the book and what it means for him personally. I am [...]

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Carl Merkin: Into The Shadows

© Carl Merkin

We create images with light … and shadows. In many of my images, like the ones above, shadows play a big role and they are an important part of my visual toolbox. Of course there are many situations without shadows and I also love shooting on overcast, foggy and rainy days with little or no [...]

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Joel Meyerowitz: Icon with a Leica

© Joel Meyerowitz

An award-winning street photographer who has been creating memorable images in the great photojournalistic tradition since 1962, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered the use of color in this slice of life genre, and his classic book on Cape Cod, “Cape Light” was instrumental in changing the prevailing dismissive attitudes toward color photography. An inveterate Leica shooter, he [...]

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