Archive for March, 2013

Aaron C. Greenman: A Candid View Of The Holy Lands, Part 2

© Aaron C. Greenman

This is the second part of a two-part blog post about Aaron C. Greenman’s recent work in Israel, with the first part concentrating on Jerusalem and the second part the Israeli countryside. As written about in the earlier post, the term “the Holy Lands” ‑ depending on your place of origin, education and religion ‑ [...]

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Andrew Reed Weller: Photojournalism With A Hint Of Art, Part 1

© Andrew Reed Weller

Andrew Reed Weller is a passionate, adept and articulate young photographer formerly based in New York City who is currently in Karachi, Pakistan, documenting the programs of a health organization, Interactive Research and Development. The youngest of three boys, Andrew was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, fractured his skull in a sledding accident, dropped [...]

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Gabriele Lopez: Staying True to the Basics of Photography

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Garbriele Lopez is a photographer based out of Milan, Italy. He has been photographing for twenty years and has a wide variety of projects ranging from weddings to street photography. His passion for photography began at a very young age and he continues to pursue and develop his skills by teaching and attending workshops regularly. [...]

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York Hovest: Telling Stories Through Sensual Art

© York Hovest

A young, thoughtful, intuitive, and open-minded photographer, York Hovest was a professional model for more than a decade, and that provided many insights and experiences that led him to pursue a career on the other side of the camera. After assisting several well-known photographers in Milan and Munich at the end of 2009 he decided [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: The Tigers are Gone


Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. “The Tigers are Gone” is a journal based around a ten day motor-bike trip throughout northern Sri Lanka. My aim was to catalogue a place that is now welcoming peace, after [...]

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#LeicaWho from Positive View Foundation’s Event “Landmark: the Fields of Photography”

© Robert Leslie

A private viewing of Positive View Foundation’s exhibition “Landmark: the Fields of Photography,” which celebrates 21st century landscape photography, was held at Somerset House on March 13, 2013. Leica Camera was on hand participating in the event with a pop-up Leica S Portrait Studio. Photographer Robert Leslie, known for documenting the greats of photography at [...]

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Stephan Breuer: Futur Absolu Exhibition

© Stephan Breuer / Flying

Stephan Breuer is a French artist who works with innovative technologies used in scientific research and architecture. He leads Flying Concepts, an immaterial entity meant to intensify one’s visionary and sensory perceptions. His latest exhibition entitled “Futur Absolu” is currently on display until April 1, 2013 at the Palais Imperial de Compiegne. Prism Atemporal is [...]

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Yayoi: Picture = “After”

© Yayoi Okada

We are born on Earth… We press the shutter… We look at the pictures… Photo remains after we have died and The same applies to these photos. After the water has fallen, After the car and man has passed, After the icicle fell.   私は ひとり遊びが好き. 写真は 私にとっての ひとり遊び. 前 瞬間 後… それらは私に 無限の想像力を与えてくれる。 そして 私の喜びは あなたと共有する事で頂点に達する. I like to play lonely games, [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #4: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Peter McCollough: Embracing A New Direction

© Peter McCollough

On my way to work I pass by the SFMOMA where a large banner announces the new Garry Winogrand exhibit. More banners with his name and a photograph decorate the lampposts along the street. Busses drive by carrying the same photograph of a woman flinging her hair as a car passes by. I walk through [...]

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Gokhan Cukurova: Tenacity And Planning Required

© Gokhan Cukurova

Gokhan Cukurova, born and raised in Turkey, came to the United States at 23 where he discovered photography. In 2000, he started his succesful career in wedding photography and now shoots street photography as well.  He is founder & director of Chicago Photographic Society and an instructor for many workshops. Q: Gokhan, let me start [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: A Candid View Of The Holy Lands, Part 1

© Aaron C. Greenman

This is the first part of a two-part blog post about Aaron C. Greenman’s recent work in Israel, with the first part concentrating on Jerusalem and the second part the Israeli countryside. The term “the Holy Lands” ‑ depending on your place of origin, education and religion ‑ conjures up different places and images to [...]

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Restless Collective: Back To The U.S.A.

© Alan Winslow

With this post we pick back up with Morrigan McCarthy and Alan Winslow of Restless Collective on their three year journey around the world to document the lives of Millennials. Restless Collective is a photography and multimedia collective formed by Alan Winslow and Morrigan McCarthy in 2010 as an umbrella for joint projects. Right now, [...]

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Stephen Bartels: Uniquely Doing What He Loves

© Stephen Bartels

This is a guest post by Bob Callway, who has his own production company Nilsfilm, which produces corporate promos and documentaries. Most, recently, he has been producing/directing for DisneyXD. As one of the first photographers to be invited to contribute to the Leica blog/Facebook page, I have been fortunate enough to communicate and become “friends” with many [...]

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Claude Weber: Images As An Extension Of Human Relationships

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An accomplished portrait and reportage photographer of the haute monde and a free spirit in the iconoclastic tradition, Claude Weber rejects the notion that he’s an artist or that his images are art, but insists that people, shared experiences, and human relationships are essential in creating compelling images. He made his debut as an assistant [...]

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