Archive for October, 2012

Rankin: Shooting S-Magazine with the new Leica S

Rankin and The Leica S

John Rankin Waddell is better known by his working name – Rankin. He is a London based photographer who takes gripping portraits, publishes books and directs films. The third issue of S-Magazine features all photographs taken by Rankin with the new Leica S. Rankin chose the theme of hair for the issue and let hairdressers [...]

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Paul Smith: Classic Creation With A Twist The Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith

Paul Smiths and the Leica X2 Special Edition

Paul Smith is a British-born international designer and entrepreneur. His clothing designs are sold in over 70 countries worldwide, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001. In this video, Smith talks about his new contribution to the Leica Camera line and his history with photography. Smith has had a close relationship with [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Poets and Dreamers Life’s Lessons- A Personal Journey Continued, Chapter 10

© 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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Florian Wagner: Adventures in Wildlife

© Florian Wagner

Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. Leica Blog contributor Alex Coghe  conducted this interview. Q: Hi Florian, this is your second interview for Leica Camera’s blog. So, I would start this interview asking if you’ve done other safaris [...]

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Leica. My Life – André Georgi On His D-Lux 6

© André Georgi

The latest video in the “Leica. My Life” features André Georgi, a 35 year old from Munich, Germany. Andre works for Audi as a member of the product design team. Photography has been a part of his life for a long time and intertwines with his work as a designer. Light and the speed of the [...]

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H.W. Briese on the Leica Elpro-S 180

© H. W. Briese

“What’s most important is the performance of the lens. As long as it comes up with the goods that’s all that matters to me.” H.W. Briese, from Hamburg, is a photographer and founder of Briese Lichttechnik. He explains that the Leica Elpro-S with it’s large field of view enables him to stand back from his [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Traveling Light. Love Story In Berlin

A Family Matter, Kurfürstendamm, Berlin 2012. © Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, blogger/writer and researcher living in Copenhagen, Denmark. His many ongoing activities are listed in the blogroll at his index blog foreign photographer. His latest and emerging projects are Street Photographer’s Toolbox (an educational program for (street) photographers) and The Europeans. Both are long term projects. This time I had [...]

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Gigi Stoll: The Daisy School, Kakamega, Kenya 2012 (Part 3)

The Daisy School - Kenya 2012 © Gigi Stoll

Gigi Stoll, who we’ve previously featured in our Leica Portrait video series, is the official photographer for ISMS Operation Kids. This is the third entry in Gigi’s latest series about her work with ISMS. She shares images from her recent trip and talks about what the team found at Daisy Special School in Kenya. Writing as [...]

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