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

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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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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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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Jens Juul: Examining Everyday Life Inside Hair Salons

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Jens Juul grew up in a suburb of Copenhagen living with his sister and mother. He was trained as a painter at Billedskolen in Copenhagen and New York Arts Students League. He transitioned from painting to pursue formal photographic training at Copenhagen’s Technical College where he graduated from in 2012 and acquired a range of [...]

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Andrés LaBrada: Revealing The Real Miami One Moment At A Time, Part 2

© Andy LaBrada

Andrés LaBrada, born in Brooklyn New York, currently lives in Miami where he captures its people and landscapes. In part one of our interview, Andrés described using the Leica X Vario for his “The Miamians” portfolio. Here, he delves deeper into the images and his photographic approach. Below is the story of how Andrés used a Leica X [...]

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Roland Wolff: Leica Store San Francisco

Leica Store San Francisco

We sat down with Roland Wolff, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Retail for Leica Camera, Inc., to discuss the grand opening of the Leica Store San Francisco that takes place August 15 – August 17. Roland is responsible for all Leica branded retail outlets in the Americas, including Leica boutiques and stores. Below, Roland shares [...]

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Andrés LaBrada: Revealing The Real Miami One Moment At A Time, Part 1

© Andy LaBrada

Born in Brooklyn New York, Andrés LaBrada was always surrounded by motion picture cameras and film cameras since early childhood. He went on to pursue a course of study at the University of Miami’s Motion Picture program. While enrolled in the program he studied film making abroad in the United Kingdom and Ireland at various motion picture locations. LaBrada subsequently directed [...]

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Marc Schuhmann: The Leica T Goes Professional

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Whenever he has a choice, Berlin photographer Schuhmann avoids using big, professional equipment, and has been photographing with an analogue rangefinder camera for years. At the same time, he is always ready to try out something new – especially when it involves a fashion shoot in an idyllic, Baltic Sea location. It was there that Schuhmann [...]

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Christopher Michel: The Best Stories Come From Inside

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Christopher Michel is a self-taught American photographer who has pursued a number of successful careers but his abiding passion is photography. His work includes photographs from extreme locations like the South Pole, Everest, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Papua New Guinea, and at the edge of space (aboard a U-2 Spy Plane). He has also published a number [...]

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