Florian Wagner: Adventure Germany, Part 2

© Florian Wagner

Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. Besides numerous publications for newspapers like the Süddeutsche Zeitung and magazines like Stern, Playboy, National Geographic, GQ and Focus, he has been exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is featured in [...]

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Louis Foubare: Making Every Minute Count

© Louis Foubare

Louis Foubare was born in Tennessee during WWII. His first memories of using a camera come from his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. During college, he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team and had to pursue other avenues so photography fit right into his life then. Louis worked in International Finance [...]

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Chris Suspect: Suspect Device at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Chris Suspect

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 Chris Suspect whose exhibit “Suspect Device” brings us up close and personal with the current [...]

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Craig Semetko: Impressions from St. Moritz Art Masters

© Craig Semetko

I spent last week at the St. Moritz Art Masters in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The first one took place in 2008. In the past seven short years, it has become one of the premiere art festivals in the world, featuring such diverse contemporary artists as Ai Weiwei, Steve McCurry, James Turell and Joel Meyerowitz, among dozens [...]

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Julian Kröhl: Discovering Vietnam in Black-and-White

© Julian Kröhl

To remove the colorful palette from the lively markets of Vietnam may seem astounding, but Julian Kröhl’s series proves that it can be done. As a child, he walked around looking through the viewfinder of his grandfather’s analogue camera. Today, he studies communications design and works as a freelance photographer. At the beginning of the [...]

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Steven Foon: Tale of a Joyful Enthusiast and his Journey, Part 2

© Steven Foon

When it comes to photography, Steven Foon is a serious enthusiast who finds great joy in his work. In part one of our interview, Steven detailed his journey with Leica cameras. Here, Steven shares more about his images and hopes for the future. Q: It seems that your overarching goal is to capture unscripted images [...]

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Michael Agel: Wacken Open Air Festival and the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

© Michael Agel

From his years of experience, Michael Agel knows what to expect when shooting live concerts and is always ready to capture the special moments. Here, he talks about his choice to use Leica M Monochrom and Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. to shoot the Wacken Open Air Festival. Q: What camera and lens did you [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 30

© 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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David English: Shadow Boxing

Parallel Worlds © David English

I love classic black-and-white films. They can provide both creative inspiration and practical techniques for using an M Monochrom camera. Case in point are the Hollywood film noirs from roughly 1946 to 1958. Some of the more visually interesting ones use hard-edged shadows and large areas of darkness to emphasize the film’s characters or to [...]

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Steven Foon: Tale of a Joyful Enthusiast and his Journey, Part 1

© Steven Foon

“I was born in Nevada and grew up in San Francisco,” says Steven Foon. “Among my fondest childhood memories was asking my parents to buy me a camera for Christmas or birthdays. In fact, I asked for the same present multiple times. My first camera was a Polaroid Super Colorpack Land Camera, which I still [...]

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Chad Moore: An Insider’s Eye on Today’s Sensual Youth Culture

© Chad Moore

Born in 1987 and a native of Tampa, Florida, Chad Moore was raised primarily by his mom, Amanda, who always surrounded him with various forms of creative expression including drawing, painting, etc. “She had quite a talent for painting,” Moore recalls, “And she was the one who always been supported my creative endeavors, even when [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: David Register, Comfort in the Shadows

© David Register

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 is with David Register, son of well known American painter John Register, who looks for a similar serenity and solitude in his images. Q: [...]

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Craig Semetko: Inside INDIA UNPOSED

© Craig Semetko

Craig Semetko is an American photographer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Craig is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His first book “UNPOSED” was released in 2010 with a foreword by Magnum Photographer Elliott Erwitt. Craig’s work from India is part of the 10 x 10 exhibition that [...]

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One Shot with Simon Tay

© Simon Tay

One Shot is a new feature where Alex Coghe interviews photographers on one image to gain their insights on it and their photography. Here, Simon Tay shares the story behind an image taken in Singapore with his Leica M6. Q: Why did you choose this picture to share for this interview? A: I like the [...]

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Bruno Gracia: Exploring the Human Element in Morocco

© Bruno Gracia

Bruno Gracia was born and raised in Ronda, Spain where he remembers taking his grandfather’s and father’s cameras to go out and capture his town. He studied law and history before moving to London to explore photography. Now, he spends his time between Ronda and London where he is trying become a professional photographer. Below, [...]

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