Archive for May, 2012

Thomas de Monaco, Still Life Photography and the Leica S-Adapter

© Thomas De Monaco

Thomas De Monaco, a still life photographer and film director, has a direct pictorial language allowing the objects he’s photographing to guide him. He compares the compositions to store front window displays in that “We don’t just shift them around on the table and photograph the details, in many cases they’re also arrangements, with a [...]

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Markus Tedeskino on the Leica Central Shutter S-Lenses in St. Peter Ording, Germany

© Markus Tedeskino

On location at the beach in St. Peter Ording, Germany, Portrait Photographer Markus Tedeskino and his team use the Leica S2 with central shutter lenses. Beginning October 2012 Leica Camera will gradually expand the product range for the Leica S medium format system with five new central shutter lenses; however, Markus previews them in this [...]

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Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 4 – The Mongolians

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The Mongolians I arrive in Ulaanbaatar after four days on the train. It’s a relief to get off and be amongst people again. The Mongolians. I feel it right away. These people are proud and strong, but they’re also caught in a strange connection between the present and the past. During my six-day stay in [...]

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Mr. Hoveeto: Pushing Beauty Out of Chaos

Mr. Hoveeto

Join Parisian photographer, Mr. Hoveeto, as he takes us on a walk through the streets of Paris with the new Leica X2. His photography style is that of an observer: he watches people and catches moments through his lens. Mr. Hoveeto wasn’t always a photographer, though. Only after the birth of his children did photography became a [...]

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Bobby Lee: Preserving the Tradition

© Patrick Kwan

Award-winning photographer Bobby Lee helped start the first Leica M Digital Workshops in Hong Kong. Presented here is the video where you can watch as students immerse themselves in the hands-on lesson at an the the old style hair salon in addition to seeing examples of their work and reading how Bobby Lee emphasizes the relationship between [...]

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Barbara Klemm – Leica Hall of Fame Award 2012

Barbara Klemm

Announced at the ”LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” in Berlin, Barbara Klemm is the recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2012. The prize is awarded to photographers who have rendered outstanding service to the Leica brand and to the genre of photography. Barbara was awarded this honor due to her achievements in political and historical documentation [...]

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Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 3 – The Train

© Jacob Aue Sobol

The Train The first shock comes as I enter the train. It’s completely empty. The whole idea of the project is to meet people on the train and make intimate stories from their  compartments. But riding this ghost-train, I have to change the concept: The intimate work has to come from my encounters with people [...]

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Jean-Louis Dumas’ Photographic Gaze, by his daughter, Sandrine Dumas-Brekke

© Jean-Louis Dumas

One of the great passions of Jean-Louis Dumas, CEO and Artistic Director of Hermès for almost thirty years from 1978 to 2006, was photography. A monographic work published by Steidl in 2008 (1), and an exhibition held at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris that same year (2), revealed his long-standing and abundant [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Celebration of Spring – “Birth,” Chapter Five

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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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Leica. My Life – Iskander Abdulkarim

Iskander Abdulkarim

      In the latest “Leica. My Life” series, meet Iskandar Abdulkarim. By day a development engineer at Leica Camera AG, Iskander enjoys driving his Audi TTS Coupé by the countryside on the German autobahns in his free time. In the video, Iskander explains why perfectionism is so important, not only to him and the [...]

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Protected: Seal: A Soul Music Legend with a Passion for Photography

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Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 2 – Moscow

Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 2 - Moscow

Moscow, the first city In part two of our “Arrivals and Departures” series with Magnum Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol, the Trans Siberian Railway has stopped in Moscow. Jacob brings us along his journey as he shoots the streets of Russia’s capital not sure of what will happen but equipped with a Leica M Monochrom. -Leica Internet Team [...]

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Inside the 2012 Oskar Barnack Award Jury

Leica Oskar Barnack Award Jury 2012

“Want this in or want this out – what’s the story?”;  ”You call this fresh?”; “Out, out, out…”; “To me it’s very encouraging”; “It’s strange, it’s weird, it’s got character,”… This year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award had a record number of entries: around 2,800 entries from 101 different countries (last year’s competition total was 2,000 [...]

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“LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE”: Video Recap and Interview with Joel Penland

© Joel Penland

Earlier this year, Joel Penland correctly guessed how many lenses were in a jar on Leica’s page on Facebook. A nature and underwater photographer from Easley, South Carolina, Joel won a trip to Berlin for the “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” on May 10 (which also happened to be the first prize he ever won)! Already [...]

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Arrivals and Departures: An Introduction

Jacob Aue Sobol

Huge distances in a slow pace On this journey I will visit three cities, where I have never been before:  Moscow, Ulan Batar, and Beijing. The train will bring me from the Russian forests to the Mongolian desert and finally through the mountains to Beijing. The train will be the red thread connecting these capitals. [...]

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