Archive for November, 2012

Marc Erwin Babej: Pursuing Art for Art’s Sake, Part 1

Shumba Camp Game Drive 4 52  © Marc Babej

If you want to know what Marc Babej is really up to when he takes pictures, why his images are endlessly fascinating and distinctive, and what he’s trying to achieve in a never-ending process of inspired and open-minded exploration, just ask him!  His succinct and thoughtful answer: “I’m a marketing strategist by profession. By training [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Poets and Dreamers – Ladies Who Photograph, Chapter 11

© 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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Nick Rains: Travelling with the Leica S2

Cormorant Fisherman, Xingping, Li River © Nick Rains

Medium format digital and travel seem to be almost mutually exclusive. Travelling light and shooting discretely is more in the realm of the M-Series or other DSLRs than medium format digital, which is more commonly associated with tripods and studios. I visit China each year to conduct very small scale photo workshops for advanced enthusiasts. [...]

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Manuel Uebler: Portraiture Of Sadhus and Spirituality

© Manuel Uebler

The true nature of Manuel Uebler’s evolving quest, both as a photographer and a human being, is a story told best by viewing his timeless images of residents of an old-people’s home, Sadhus, street kids and useful objects with a human connection. In our second interview with Manuel, we dove deeper into his series The [...]

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Nacio Jan Brown: Eloquent Witness To The West Coast 60s Scene, Part 2

© Nacio Jan Brown

Beginning in the mid-1960s, Nacio Jan Brown photographed practically all of the major anti-war and social protest movement activities in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographs were published widely in the underground press at the time and since then in many books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide, including art historian Peter Selz’s recent book, The [...]

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Morgan Miller Part 2: Exploring The Limits Of Fashion Photography

© Morgan Miller

Raised in New York in a home saturated with great images and frequented by notable photographers, Morgan Miller didn’t initially pursue a career in the visual arts. However, he became a professional photographer quite by accident thanks to his raw talent and an extraordinary stroke of good luck. Leveraging the organizational and analytical skills he [...]

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Manuel Uebler: Dignity and Sincerity at The Elderly’s Home in Nepal

© Manuel Uebler

The true nature of Manuel Uebler’s evolving quest, both as a photographer and a human being, is a story told best by viewing his timeless images of residents of an old-people’s home, Sadhus, street kids and useful objects with a human connection. In our first interview with Manuel we shared how he came to be such a [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Hurricane Sandy Hits New York City

© 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. He was in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit and below shares his thoughts and images from the storm. Following the storm, a blackout hit all of downtown Manhattan– [...]

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Nacio Jan Brown: Eloquent Witness To The West Coast 60s Scene

© Nacio Jan Brown

For a period of years, beginning in the mid-1960s, Nacio Brown photographed virtually all of the major anti-war and social protest movement activities in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographs were published widely in the underground press at the time. Since then they have appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide, including art [...]

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Jim Jordan: Fashion Photography With The Leica S-System

© Jim Jordan

Growing up as a skater and surfer in sunny, Southern California, Jim Jordan spent his high school days scouting models and finding the next great faces of the coming generation. With a passion for beauty and styling, Jim quickly became a highly respected hair and makeup artist, traveling the world and working with the biggest [...]

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Deniz Merdano: + 90, A Documentary Work on Turkey

© Deniz Merdano

Photographer Deniz Merdano was born in 1983 in Istanbul, Turkey. He did not get into photography until his move to the Canadian West Cost in 2001. There he began to explore the quiet landscape and the dwellers within. This immense change in his daily routine from the buzzing streets of Istanbul to the serene nature [...]

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Preedee Ponchevin: Documenting the 2012 Songkran Festival

© Preedee Ponchevin

Preedee Ponchevin was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1979 and he still resides in his home city. He graduated from Kasetsart University in 2001 with degree in electrical engineering and went to work designing software systems. In 2009 he became interested in photography and began studying the medium. He has been shooting ever since and doesn’t think he [...]

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Satoki Nagata: People And Their Life In Chicago

Michigan Avenue, Chicago 2011 © Satoki Nagata

Satoki Nagata was born and raised in Japan, and after graduating university with a degree in Neuroscience, moved to the U.S. and started using a camera to photograph Chicago and its citizens. Although he never received formal education in photography, he has studied documentary and fine art photography with photojournalist Damaso Reyes since 2009. Since [...]

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Rob van Keulen: The New Leica V-Lux 4 On A Cemetery

© Rob van Keulen

Last weekend I was given the opportunity to try out a pre-production sample of the Leica V-Lux 4. The weather wasn’t great, but I managed to capture those very short dry and sunny moments. On Saturday it was grey and rainy, but at the end of the day the sun broke through the clouds for [...]

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Kenneth Tanaka: The Architecture Of A Photograph

© Kenneth Tanaka

Kenneth Tanaka is a U.S. based photographer with a background in architecture. His work has been in numerous publications and exhibitions. He uses his photography to discover all the ambiguities, beauty, humor and discontinuities in the everyday world. Leica Blog contributor Alex Coghe  conducted this interview. Q: Hello, Kenneth! In the notes you sent me [...]

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