Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014 – Finalists’ Video

© Martin Kollar

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014 received thousands of entries from photographers all over the world. We are pleased to share this video that was screened at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie festival held in Arles, France on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 and shows the portfolios of the award winners and finalists. Photographer Martin [...]

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René Staud: Impressions from Mille Miglia with the Leica S-System

© René Staud

Q: In your studio, you, as a photographer, create fascinating images of wonderful cars. When did you begin to specialize in shooting cars as a subject? A: That was quite early on; I shot my first session with cars in 1971 and delivered fantastic results. Since then, I’ve tried my hand at all sorts of [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions of the World Cup, Part 5

© Oliver Bierhoff

Today the German National Team will be facing the host nation, Brazil, for the first of the semi-final matches. After three football-free days, the team has set off for Belo Horizonte, where they will once more put their expertise and their luck to the test on the green pitch. However, the journey shouldn’t end there: [...]

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Dennis Welsh: Telling Stories with Passion, Precision and Empathy

Hopkins © Dennis Welsh

Dennis Welsh has been a nationally recognized commercial photographer and director for nearly 20 years, creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of clients ranging from the travel and tourism industry to healthcare and the outdoor industry. He has traveled the world using his unique visual perspective to enhance the brand identities of numerous national [...]

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Hit the Road with the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH.: From Wetzlar to Goodwood

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Stefan Daniel, Director of Product Management Photo at Leica Camera AG, loves photography – and classic cars. For both reasons Stefan hit the road with his Volvo 164, built in 1970, to visit the legendary Festival of Speed in Goodwood. For sure Goodwood is known worldwide for the Goodwood Revival, the gathering of Classic Cars [...]

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Jo Michael de Figueiredo: Blind Spots – a Study in Mechanism of Light

© Jo Michael de Figueiredo

“Blind Spots” is a series of photographs of objects that have an industrial past, but no longer an obvious purpose. It is a study of how these objects get penetrated by an exact sidelight, leaving behind a landscape of shadows, as distorted traces of matter. Things are more or less opaque and their shadows are [...]

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Haoming Wang: Portraying Real Life

© Haoming Wang

Born in Wuxi China in 1985, Haoming Wang moved with has family to Singapore where he lived for five years before emigrating to his present home in Sydney, Australia. He became interested in photography starting in 2007 and acquired his first Leica shortly thereafter, which sparked his interest in photography as creative expression. Inspired by [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows: Claudio Majorana

Kid at Palermo (Sicily) Go Skate Day 2011 © Claudio Majorana

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: Claudio Majorana Age: 27 Hometown: Catania, Sicily, Italy Sponsors: [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions of the World Cup, Part 4

© Oliver Bierhoff

Today the German players take on the Algerian team in the eighth final. Joachim Löw’s lads made good use of the three game-free days: at the Campo Bahia team resort, both players and their entourage enjoy excellent conditions for training and relaxation. The excitement rises as the Germans face their first knock out game. Even [...]

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Guillem Valle: The Sea Inside

© Guillem Valle

The Malaysian island of Nabul is a very peaceful place. There is where the Bajau live. Indigenous to the area, they are among the ocean nomads of the world, spending their lives aboard their boats. LFI spoke to photographer Guillem Valle about the concepts of states, identity, freedom and a magical underwater world. Below is [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions from the World Cup, Part 3

© Oliver Bierhoff

Today the ball will be flying again – and this time the German team will be up against the United States. This decisive game in the first round takes place in Recife, meaning that the German players and their entourage had to travel about 1400 kilometres to get there. The issue of the great distances [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Gombolo, Kenya

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Last summer I spent a week in Gombolo, Kenya with the Norwegian aid organization Aid in Action. They focus on the basic needs for people in undeveloped countries such as [...]

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Robert Winter: Digital Photography With An Analog Soul

© Robert Winter

Whether he’s shooting pictures of musicians or stalking the streets of cities his images are basic, minimal, and compelling. Born in Germany in 1983, Robert Winter started shooting pictures at the age of 20 after fortuitously finding a camera in a bar! Now a full-time pro that shoots bands and musicians for music covers and [...]

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Mike Selsky: Hunting for the Strange and Obscure in Los Angeles

Wilshire & Vermont, © Mike Selsky

A provocative art photographer, Mike Selsky has an uncanny ability to capture the enigmatic elements of everyday life he encounters in his peripatetic wanderings, now mostly in the Los Angeles area. He was born and grew up in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. In high school his family moved to Europe and he finished school in the [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions from the World Cup, Part 2

© Oliver Bierhoff

Since the 4-0 victory against Portugal, it seems like the whole of Germany has now surrendered to World Cup fever. Tomorrow the German team will be facing their second opponent in the preliminary round: Ghana. Until they hit the pitch, however, the players and their entourage are enjoying optimal conditions for training and relaxation at [...]

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