Archive for May, 2012

We’re Out of Town Today…in Berlin!

Co-Berlin

Dear Leica Readers and Friends, We’re interrupting our regular blog post schedule today because the Internet Team is preparing for the “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” event taking place tonight in Berlin. Leica is celebrating the essence of the art of photography: ‘Das Wesentliche’, the essential element of a moment in time. While many Leica photographers, guests [...]

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Casablanca: Marco Barbon’s Images of Silence

Casablanca. Le Habbous. 2010

Looking at the body of work that photographer Marco Barbon is compiling with the intricacy of an expert craftsman, we can distinguish several defining characteristics that the artist repeatedly questions. Those characteristics, in return, structure his work and create connections between the different series that comprise it. Amongst these are the question of the “ambiguous” [...]

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Viva Varun: In Koh Samui!

A gold statue of the Buddha

Answer to “Where am I?”: The island of Koh Samui Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Chua, Cece, Ernest, Nick, and Lee. If you haven’t visited, you must… and if you have, you will never forget! I am always on the road and luck plays a huge part in where I [...]

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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 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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Leica & Magnum: Chien-Chi Chang: Chinatown (New York and Fuzhou, 1992-2011)

© Chien-Chi Chang

If you’ve visited Chinatown, New York City, you’re familiar with the lively bounty of people, colors, sounds and smells that make up a thriving portion of lower Manhattan, but there’s another side to this area that most people don’t see. In our latest photo essay made in collaboration with Magnum Photos, Chien-Chi Chang presents us with a [...]

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f/Egor: A Derelict Memory Lane

Obfuscated View, English Bay © grEGORy Simpson

For many years, I’ve harbored a secret conviction that digital cameras delude us into believing we’re much better photographers than we really are. Snapping up-down and willy-nilly with a blithe disregard for focus, exposure, composition, context, pathos, ethos, irony or significance is a sure-fire way to take a lot of crappy photos. But digital cameras [...]

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Andy Lee: The Sensual Side of Fashion and Beauty

© Andy Lee

Andy Lee is a full-time professional photographer currently residing in Toronto, Canada. He specializes in fashion, beauty and lifestyle photography, which he executes with uncommon insight, drama and exquisite sensuality. Lee’s work has been exhibited and featured in a wide variety of well-known magazines and showcased internationally. His list of recent accomplishments and accolades includes receiving an Applied Arts Magazine award, [...]

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Abdoulaye Barry: “Through photography, I Want to Take On My Share of Responsibility”

© Abdoulaye Barry

Abdoulaye Barry is a Chadian photographer, who was born in N’Djamena in 1980. Following the presentation of a monographic exhibition of his work at the recent Rencontres de Bamako photo festival, we spoke with him about his Pêcheurs de nuit (Night Fishermen) series taken on Lake Chad in 2010, about his professional path and about [...]

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