Archive for August, 2012

Arthur Meyerson: Light, Color And The Moment

© Arthur Meyerson

Acclaimed as one of America’s finest photographers, Arthur Meyerson is a native of Texas who has traveled the world creating award-winning advertising, corporate and editorial photographs as well as an impressive body of personal fine art street images. In recognition of his accomplishments, he has received numerous awards including Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year [...]

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Leica. My Life – Sunghyun Paek

© Sunghyun Paek

In this installment of Leica. My Life, we introduce you to photographer Sunghyun Paek. Paek, from South Korea, finds autonomy in his photography and inspiration from nature.  Q: Please provide some background information on yourself. A: I live in Seoul, South Korea and was born in 1981. I work as a photographer, musician and stylist. [...]

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Christopher Murphy: Behind The Scenes with Helio Collective on Searching for West

Setting Up Crane Shot  © Helio Collective

On the heels of the successful worldwide premiere of Searching for West, we sat down with Christopher Murphy, Helio Collective President and Creative Director who helped produce the film. Murphy gives us some insider information on the production aspect of Searching for West and shares what Helio Creative has in store next. Q: Can you [...]

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Carl Merkin: The Spy Who Came In From The Cold…The 180mm f/3.4 APO-Telyt-R.

Apo-Telyt-R 180mm f/3.4, R9, and DMR © Carl Merkin

The Leica APO-Telyt-R 180mm f/3.4 lens was originally produced as part of a U.S. Navy High Resolution Small Format Camera System in the early 1970s, meant for use in surveillance at long distances. It was made available to the public in 1975. Its designer Dr. Walter Mandler was the man whose genius brought us the [...]

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Jonathan Slack: Capturing China With The Leica M Monochrom

© Jonathan Slack

Jonathan Slack is a British photographer, and one of several photographers who had the opportunity to test the Leica M9 prototype (called Leica P8 or P-864) since June 2009. In his website he presents us several galleries dedicated to Leica. You can find also a download section with DNG files produced with Leica cameras. Alex [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Journals and Photographs of Ürümqi

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. I treated Ürümqi as my gateway into Central Asia. Situated in the northwest, it is the capital of the Xinjiang province of China. The city has a great amount of [...]

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Claire Yaffa: In Loving Memory Of Martine Franck (1938-2012)

© 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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“Searching for West”: The Online Premiere

Searching for West

The film “Searching for West” made its live theatrical debut on August 16 in Bozeman, MT. Today, August 22, marks its official online release for worldwide viewing.  The film was inspired by Mark Seacat’s desire to serve as husband, father and hunter as the three converged at the same time: his son West was born [...]

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David English: Dark City

Creepy Billboard © David English

After three-and-a-half years of shooting with an M-series rangefinder, I still feel like a newbie. Fortunately, I have a background in classic films to draw on for inspiration. Lately I’ve immersed myself in the Hollywood film noirs from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Many of these films have darkly lit sets with characters and [...]

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William Coupon: Photographing Presidents to Punk Rockers

Muriel © William Coupon

William Coupon is an American photographer from New York City. He is a famous photographer known especially for his formal studio portraits of tribal people, politicians and celebrities. Some of his most famous images are of Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, which were “Person of the Year” covers for Time Magazine. George Harrison, [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Journals and Photographs of Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

©  Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. After two hazy nights traveling on an old Soviet train, I arrived in Almaty, Kazakhstan. For the next 10 days I would be southwest bound between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan traveling [...]

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“Downtown Memories” by Ali Chraïbi: Streaks Of Light, Reminiscent Memories

© Ali Chraïbi

Photographer Ali Chraïbi was born in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 1965. In the following interview, he offers a fine analysis of “Downtown Memories”, the work presented here, in which his motivations, intuitions and desires meet the overarching preoccupation behind his photography: the attempt to bring out beauty there where it is least expected. Q; Ali, when [...]

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Roger Coulam: Focused Photography

© Roger Coulam

I had become frustrated by the chaotic nature of my work, and felt unconfident about sharing my own view of the world. One month it was night photography, the next colour landscape, and then it might be “street”- great for learning new techniques, but not for building a cohesive portfolio. Strong themes had begun to [...]

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Stéphane Lavoué: Like In Sculpture, I Work On The Body When Taking My Portraits

Muriel Haim © Stéphane Lavoué

Photographer Stéphane Lavoué was born in Mulhouse, France, in 1976. After recently using a Leica S2 for a series of portraits published in the French press, he explains in this interview his personal conception and approach to this form of photography, which he has continuously explored and worked on for several years now.  Q: Stéphane, [...]

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John Langmore: Photographing the Mystery of Oaxaca

The Cowboy © John Langmore

John Langmore is an Austin, Texas based photographer most noted for his long-term work on East Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico. He grew up in a family of great photographers  – most notably his father, Bank Langmore, who established himself as one of the preeminent photographers of the American West in the 1970s. A professional and enthusiastic photographer, [...]

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