Michael Agel: The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix and the Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f/2.4

© Michael Agel

In early August, Leica photographer Michael Agel had the chance to document the 42nd edition of the famous annual AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, a paramount festival of historic motorsports taking place at the world-celebrated Nürnburgring in Germany. Q: Michael, considering the fact that you previously documented the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bensberg Classics and the [...]

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Andy Summers: Desirer Walks The Streets at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Andy Summers

This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring musician Andy Summers who has previously appeared on the Leica Camera Blog. Andy Summers was born [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 31

© 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 [...]

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Till Brönner: Faces of Talent at photokina 2014

Mieze (Mia) © Till Broenner

This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Till Brönner. Brönner is not only one of the best and most successful jazz trumpet players [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Jennifer Trausch’s 8X10 Exposures and Mark Arnon Rosen and Wendy Marvel’s Mechanical Flipbook

7 Digital Originals

7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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Ted Dwane: Demon Drome Wall of Death

© Ted Dwane

Ted Dwane is a London based photographer and musician in the Grammy Award winning band Mumford & Sons. Ted recently attended The Goodwood Revival on behalf of Leica, along with Mary McCartney, and was granted special access to capture this wonderful festival. Below are his impressions of the Demon Drome Wall of Death, which was on-hand [...]

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Bryan Adams: Wounded at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Bryan Aams

This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring musician Bryan Adams. Although Bryan is known foremost as a singer and songwriter, he is also a photographer. [...]

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Letanguerrant: P!NK at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Letanguerrant

This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring the work of Letanguerrant who gives us a look on stage and behind-the-scenes of singer P!nk’s [...]

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Gerd Ludwig: The Long Shadow of Chernobyl at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

Life Endures, Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine, 2005 © Gerd Ludwig/Institute

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. Today, we focus on Gerd Ludwig whose haunting images of Chernobyl won him the 2014 Dr. Erich Salomon Prize. This year, “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl” photo book was published in three languages (including an essay by Michail Gorbachev). Gerd Ludwig was born [...]

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Jürgen Schadeberg: My South Africa: Jazz & Politics at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

N.Mandela in his cell on Robben Island (revisit} 1994 © Jurgen Schadeberg

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Jürgen Schadeberg, a photographer who captures the “rawness” of the jazz musicians of 1950′s South [...]

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Jamie Cullum: Passion for Photography and Music at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Michael Agel

Jaime Cullum, a Leica enthusiast exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina, gave a surprise performance debuting his new album ‘Interlude’ in Germany with Leica at photokina! This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of [...]

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Hall of Fame Winner Thomas Hoepker at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Thomas Hoepker

This year’s exhibition program at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014 includes Leica cultural projects including the project “Wanderlust” (teNeues) from this year’s Hall of Fame award winner Thomas Hoepker, a retrospective of his outstanding oeuvre.  With simple humility, Thomas Hoepker has always seen himself as nothing more than an assignment photographer, someone interested in [...]

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Jim Marshall: The Haight: Love, Rock and Revolution at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Paul McCartney and John Lennon performing at the Beatles last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco California August 29 1966

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring the work of the legendary rock-and-roll photographer and photojournalist Jim Marshall who captured The Beatles, Jimi [...]

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Glen Craig: Close-Up Miles Davis at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

Miles Gleason’s gym June 1970 NYC  speed bag work out © Glen Craig

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Glen Craig, a photographer known for capturing legends in music, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, [...]

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Fred Mortagne: Announcing the Winners of the Leica Camera & Red Bull Photo Contest

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On September 2, Leica Camera held a photo contest in partnership with Red Bull Germany and Red Bull Illume. The prize was the chance to participate in a photo workshop hosted by Fred Mortagne during photokina in conjunction with the Red Bull Illume and the Red Bull Offsprings. We were overwhelmed by the number and [...]

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