Archive for June, 2012

Bob Callway: A Year With the Leica M9

Santa Signing (Leica M9 Ultron VC 28mm) © Bob Callway

Last June I was fortunate enough to purchase Leica’s flagship digital camera . . . the M9. Ever since its release back in 2009 I prayed that one day I might be able to make use of my M lenses on a full-frame rangefinder.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my film M6 and still do, [...]

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David English: A Luminous Presence

Pensive Figure (Leica M9, 50mm Summilux) © David English

Sometimes you need to narrow your focus in order to be more creative. You have to step outside of your comfort zone so that you’ll be challenged to take a different approach to your work. It may be a step forward into new territory, or it may be a step back to explore a path [...]

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f/Egor: Term Limits

The New Cool © grEGORy simpson

Term Limits (A Diatribe in 3 Harumphs) PROLOGUE I see him hovering in the fringes of my peripheral vision — analyzing me; analyzing my camera; analyzing my subject. He begins strolling toward me. I take a deep breath, grit my teeth and wait for the inevitable… “You a photographer?” he asks, nodding at my camera. [...]

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Viva Varun: In South Africa!

Nyala comes in for a close-up

Answer to “Where am I?” : The mountain range is The Drakensberg Mountains or “Dragon Mountains” (which rise up to 11, 242 feet in height) and the birds are the Marabou Stalk, large wading birds that are sometimes called the “Undertaker Birds.” Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Glyn, Mr. Bunny Chow, Alain, [...]

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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 [...]

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Claire Yaffa: The Art of Making a Photograph – Digital & Film, Chapter 6

M6 film 35mm  - © 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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Conquering Fear: Christian Houge’s meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

© Christian Houge

Rangoon, Burma Nov. 2011 We had just recieved word from a rather uncoordinated NLD (National League for Democracy) in Rangoon that all interviews have been cancelled for several weeks on. Our hearts sank as I had spent over a year working with the Burma Commitee in Norway to get an interview and portraits of “The Lady”, [...]

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Announcing the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winners of 2012

airstream trailer, florida at night

First prize in this year’s highly prestigious photography competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012, goes to US photographer Frank Hallam Day. For his portfolio, “Alumascapes,” he will receive a Leica M9-P camera and a lens worth around €10,000, as well as a cash prize of €5,000. The second winner in this year’s competition is Piotr [...]

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Claudine Doury: Exploring Adolescence Through Photography

Artek. Camp Yantar © Claudine Doury

Photographer, member of the VU agency and winner of a host of awards (including the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award” in 1999, the “World Press” in 2000 and the “Prix Niépce” in 2004), Claudine Doury has worked on the subject of adolescence for a number of years. We talked to the artist around the French release [...]

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Kelsey Fain: The Joys of Downsizing

© Kelsey Fain

A medium-format Leica S2 guru braves the Andean heights to capture magic moment as they unfold with a Leica M9. Kelsey Fain grew up in East Greenville, Pennsylvania where her passion for photography began at the tender age of twelve. In 2008 she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in photography from Drexel University’s (Philadelphia, [...]

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Gigi Stoll: Medical Journal, Kakamega, Kenya 2012 (Part 2)

© Gigi Stoll - Triage Kids

Gigi Stoll, who we’ve previously featured in our Leica Portrait video series, is the official photographer for ISMS Operation Kids. This is the second entry in Gigi’s latest series about her work with ISMS. She shares images from her recent trip and talks about the group’s work at the Kakamega Provincial General Hospital in Kenya. [...]

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Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 6 – The Final Episode

© Jacob Aue Sobol

This is the sixth and final episode of our “Arrivals and Departures” series with Magnum Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol after his journey photographing what he saw with his Leica M Monochrom through Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. -Leica Internet Team To learn more about Jacob Aue Sobol and view his work, visit his website at www.auesobol.dk. To follow the [...]

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Ed Templeton: A Professional Skateboarder Turns Artist

Grif Gets Shaved - Miami © Ed Templeton

“Hi, my name is Ed Templeton. I’m from Huntington Beach, California, and depending on what hat I’m wearing, I’m a skateboarder, an artist or a businessman.” That’s as succinct and accurate a self-description as one can possibly imagine, and it captures Ed Templeton’s freewheeling spirit to a T. Edward (Ed) Templeton started skateboarding seriously in [...]

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Viva Varun: Cyprus!

A Cypriot church

Answer to “Where am I?”: Cyprus Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Javier, Tony, Graham, Patrick, Simon, Michaela and Imad. Cyprus is the third largest and the third most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea. It sits north of Egypt, south of turkey and east of Greece. The island is [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun

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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