Archive for April, 2013

Peter McCollough: Ideas for Breaking Out of a Creative Drought

© Peter McCollough

Fellow Leica users and enthusiasts, Creative droughts are natural, but it’s good to have the ability to get yourself out of them sooner rather than later. One way to help facilitate that is to write your future-self a letter. So I thought I’d try to gather all the pieces of advice that have stuck with [...]

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Dana Barsuhn: Experiencing the World with Street Photography

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Dana Barsuhn, born in 1976, is a Los Angeles based street photographer. Using his Leica M4, Dana’s work is mainly shot in black and white. He has been featured in several Los Angeles exhibitions and in 2011 created a PDF book of his street images as a personal diary titled “Framed.”  Eric Kim, a contributor to [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Rio de Janeiro, a City of Great Contrasts

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Marc Erwin Babej describes himself as “a marketing strategist by profession, a journalist by training” and as an art photographer by passion. What began as a natural outgrowth of his writing has become a full-on creative track. Marc’s work is published regularly online and in print – and this October, his Amsterdam gallery, Amstel, will [...]

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Jörg Theimer: Leica at Work and Leica on Holiday

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Although Jörg Theimer got his first film camera when he was only 10 years old, his interest in photography lay dormant for a decade. Soon after becoming an athletics coach, he began shooting sports pictures as a freelancer for local newspapers. He soon realized his digital point & shoot was inadequate for the task and [...]

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Rob van Keulen: The New Leica M, The Perfect Museum Camera?

© Rob van Keulen

I could use the new Leica M camera with a few special lenses all day. To try it out, I had the world’s best standard lens, the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. and the super bright Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. To try the new Live View focusing capability of the camera, I got [...]

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Christian Reister: Combining Reality and Fiction in Photographs

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Christian Reister, born in 1972, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He is a member of the photography collective Seconds2Real, curator of Fenster61 and has spent time as a bass guitarist and commercial web designer. He has self-published three books: “Ankunft Bei Aufbruch,” “Alex” and his latest “Berlin + Wien.” Below, Christian provides details on [...]

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Claes Axstål: The Flash Master

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He perfected the art of capturing extreme action with high-powered, custom-built flash rigs and he did it all on his own! Claes Axstål of Gothenburg, Sweden is a successful self-taught professional advertising photographer. He developed his own amazing Airborne Flash Photography system that he uses to capture hyper-realistic images of aircrafts, boats and automobiles at [...]

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Andrew Reed Weller, Photojournalism with a Hint of Art, Part 2

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Andrew Reed Weller is an emerging, passionate photographer originally from Ohio and formerly based in New York City. He is currently in Karachi, Pakistan documenting the programs of a health organization, Interactive Research and Development. He recently began a Kickstarter campaign to extend his trip in Pakistan. In part 1 of our interview with Andrew, we examined his Peru portfolio. [...]

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Restless Collective: Documenting a Specific Time and Generation

© Morrigan McCarthy

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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Sami Fayed: A Vision for Preserving the Natural Environment

© Sami Fayed

Sami Fayed has an abiding passion for preserving the natural world and he uses the skills he acquired in the demanding arena of commercial photography to articulate his vision. Fayed conducts workshops worldwide to bring his urgent message and considerable skills to the next generation of environmentalist nature photographers. “I now focus on my own [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows: Arto Saari

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Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next installment of his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves. Name: Arto Saari Age: 31 Hometown: Seinäjoki, Finland Sponsored by: [...]

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Chris Suspect: Continuing the Visual Conversation

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Chris Suspect, born in the Philippines to an American diplomat father, is a professional new media content creator specializing in video, live streaming, podcasting and audio production. His photos have been published in numerous places, both online and in print, including The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Forbes. Recently, he was awarded Best in Show for [...]

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Tobias Schult: Commercial Photography with a Touch of Irony


Although he “didn’t touch a camera seriously until the age of around 20,” Tobias Schult has certainly made up for any lost time by becoming a successful and sought-after commercial photographer. Schult’s epiphany came in 2001 when he spent six months in the U.S. assisting his cousin, a professional photographer, and realized that he wanted [...]

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Tom Stoddart: Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan

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Tom Stoddart has traveled to more than 50 countries and documented such historic events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Siege of Sarajevo and the election of Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s first black president. His in-depth work on the HIV/AIDS pandemic blighting sub-Saharan Africa won the POY World Understanding Award in 2003. In [...]

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Tomeu Coll: Searching for Answers at the Ends of the World


Tomeu Coll was born in 1981 and splits his time between Mallorca, Spain and New York City. He became involved in photography at the age of 17 and received a master’s degree in photojournalism from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. His work has been published in various magazines and he currently works as a freelance photographer. Q: [...]

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