Jay Tyrrell: Atomic Mirrors, A Conceptual Art Exploration of Aloneness

© Jay Tyrrell

A fine art photographer who has also produced award-winning photojournalistic coverage of war, protest and conflict, Jay Tyrrell is a retired stock trader who has pursued his passion for photography intensively over the last two decades. In his latest project, Atomic Mirrors, he explores the universal and cosmic sense of aloneness in the universe in [...]

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Kumamon at Leitz-Park

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Kumamon is the ambassador of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kuma means bear in Japanese as well as a mixture of the words of Kuma and Kumamoto. Mon means person or thing in local dialect of Kumamot area, and he is one of the most famous mascots in Japan. A few years ago, Kumamon started visiting [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 29

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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 [...]

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Leica Store Kyoto: Craftmanship Across Cultures

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Watch the Leica Store Kyoto come to life and discover the concept behind its design. Leica Store Kyoto is a flagship store located on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district, which represents the rich history and culture of this ancient city. This is where Japan’s traditional beauty and elegance are on full display. The store [...]

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Osley Pérez, Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 2

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Osley Pérez is a Cuban-born photographer who came to the United States five years ago. He has placed in both Leica Camera’s X Vario City Challenge in Miami and LFI’s Me and My Leica X competition. In part two of our interview, Osley goes in-depth about his photography and some of his images from his [...]

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Laurent Nivalle: Le Mans Classic

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Held every two years, Le Mans Classic offers a great retrospective of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the third consecutive time, Leica Camera France participated in this great event and had the honor of hosting Laura Kaufmann and her brother Max Kaufmann. Their presence was greatly appreciated by our customers. For the occasion, [...]

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Drew Gurian: Focusing on the Intersection of Photography and Music Culture

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Drew Gurian has an uncanny ability to seek out and capture raw and intimate moments. That is what defines his style. His personal aesthetic has translated seamlessly to brands like Red Bull and Urban Outfitters, and his work has graced the pages of world-class publications including Rolling Stone Magazine and The New York Times. Gurian began his [...]

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Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014: Very Important Cars Only

Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014

The vehicles on show at the Schloss Bensberg Classics, now in its sixth year, are choice legends of automotive history and true masterpieces of technology. True to its motto, ‘Very important cars only’, the premium class classic car event is above all distinguished by the exclusiveness and exceptional quality of the classic automobiles taking part. [...]

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Amedeo Turello: A Natural Way of Seeing with the Leica S-System

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Born and raised in Italy, Amedeo M. Turello studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. He has been a consultant for various high-level international luxury brands as well as a freelance art director for luxury editorial projects and has dedicated himself to fashion photography since 1999. His involvement with photography grew from a natural love of [...]

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Alejandro Cegarra: Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2014

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This year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award was Alejandro Cegarra for his portfolio “The Other Side of the Tower of David,” which is dedicated to the squatters in an abandoned tower block in Caracas. In this video, Alejandro describes how he uses black-and-white photography to show the personal, inside lives of those who reside in [...]

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Martin Kollar: Oskar Barnack Award Winner 2014

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Martin Kollar was 2014′s Oskar Barnack Award Winner for “Field Trip,” a portfolio of images taken in Israel. In the above video, he describes the idea behind this work and how he tried to focus on the future instead of the past. The aim of the project was to portray the diversity of the country [...]

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Jack English: Redefining the Genre of Film Stills

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A photographer well known for his work in the film and music industry, Jack English was born in 1948 in Leicester, England. Before becoming a full-time photographer, he worked for oil companies in Madagascar, Nigeria and rigs in the North Sea and as a stylist in the 1970s and 1980s. English’s interest in photography grew [...]

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Osley Pérez: Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 1

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Osley Pérez was born in Pinar Del Rio a province in the western end of Cuba and his inclination toward the visual arts was greatly influenced by his mother who took family pictures with an old medium format Russian film camera to record the family’s memories. He studied plastic arts for a short time and [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Paul Borg Olivier, My Valletta

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This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview tells the story of Paul Borg Olivier. From Mayor of Valletta to telling the story of his city, from a IIIc to an M9-P [...]

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Joseph M. Goric: Enthusiastically Exploring the World of Photography

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Joseph M. Goric is a 28 year-old amateur photographer with a growing passion for photography who was born and raised in Jerusalem. Self-taught, he continuously finds himself attracted to various photography styles. He is mostly drawn to documentaries, portraits and black-and-white images. In addition to photography he is a watch enthusiast; he spends quite some [...]

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