David English: Wide Lux Monochrom

Store Mannequins #1 (Leica M Monochrom, 24 mm Summilux) © David English

If you have an M Monochrom camera, should you use a Summilux lens? The Monochrom performs quite well at high ISO settings, so why spend the extra money when you could buy a Summicron or Super-Elmar at the same focal length? The answer is versatility. Once the sun sets, or you go inside, you can [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows: Greg Hunt

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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. Q: How did you first get into skateboarding? A: My [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions from the World Cup

© Oliver Bierhoff

Great teams, exciting goals, and the crowning title: since last Thursday everyone’s eyes are focused on the ball; and today the German National Team will have its tournament debut, playing against Portugal. Team manager, Oliver Bierhoff, and his Leica X Vario are on hand, sharing exclusive glimpses of the national team as they live each [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Quatre Saisons en France Profonde

© Aaron C. Greenman

Amidst the far-right political rhetoric, there is an old France – a rural, traditional land of common identity and hard-working values – and a new France — a modern country suffering from uncontrolled immigration, high unemployment, a welfare state, globalization and low self-esteem. It’s no great revelation, of course, to anyone with enough intelligence to understand beyond [...]

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David Burrows: Capturing Beauty to Share With the World

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David Burrows, a talented and thoughtful portrait and figure study photographer, doesn’t consider himself an artist; but he can’t help being captivated by the female form and creates memorable images that showcase its beauty and sensuality. Here in his own words is the heartfelt story of how he came to create the Ingrid portfolio showcased [...]

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Lara Platman: Taking the Col Turini in Style

© Lara Platman

The summer months for most photographers are busy and for me this year especially, I had the Monaco Grand Prix Historic to attend and if you know me by now (might have read some of my other blog entries) I do like to travel in gorgeous cars… This year I took the beautifully designed Jaguar [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Leica X2 in the Service of Cultural Understanding

© Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, writer and researcher living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He specializes in visual communication and does street photography as a hobby. He holds a B.A. from University of Bergen, and a M.A. from University of Copenhagen. Knut runs an annual workshop on street photography, New Street Agenda, in Berlin and is [...]

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Robin Sinha, Transcontinental Serendipity, Part 2

© Robin Sinha

This is the second part of Robin’s journey to Istanbul. Read the first part here. Sometimes it pays to follow your curiosity. On stumbling across a derelict building one afternoon in Istanbul, I pushed open the corrugated metal door and stepped inside. I could hear an animated conversation around the corner that sounded like a [...]

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Andrea Boccalini: Capturing the Human Dignity of the Corviale in Rome

© Andrea Boccalini

Born in Umbria, a small district in Italy, Andrea Boccalini had been a journalist for more than a decade when he switched careers to pursue his passion as a professional photographer. He was thirty when he turned to reportage, working on several projects in Guatemala on child labor and the Campesino movements of resisting the [...]

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John Whitaker: Black and White Swan

Espresso Fix © John Whitaker

Last year I walked into my local deli in Manhattan and saw that a new girl was working behind the counter. She had pale skin and an unusual radiance, and she was wearing a fedora. My first impression was that she could be a star in “The Wizard of Oz.” I imagined her as the [...]

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David Lykes Keenan: Witnessing Life through Photography

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David Lykes Keenan’s story is one of reinvention, dedication and finding a voice in photography. After a successful career as a computer engineer and software designer, David rediscovered his long lost interest in photography at the age of 52 and began posting a Picture a Week project to his website. Seven and half years and [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 28

© 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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Carolina Navas G: The Real Colombia, From The Heart

© Carolina Navas G

Carolina Navas G, now 35, was born in Cali, Colombia. A graduate in media studies at the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), she has worked as assistant director for advertising, music videos and a short film. As a director she has moved between documentary, video creation and cultural television series like  “La Sub 30″ and [...]

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Daniel Flaschar: Mykita with the Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90 mm and Macro-Adapter M

© Daniel Flaschar

Berlin photographer Daniel Flaschar’s life has taken an unusual course: he started out studying both visual communications and medicine, opting in the end to become a photographer, choosing, as he says, the greater of his two loves. Nowadays he works mostly in advertising – usually with medium format cameras and a large team. For a [...]

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Alfred Schopf on the Leica Store Wetlzar Leitz-Park

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Leica Store Wetzlar Leitz-Park opened its doors on May 22, 2014 and is located right in the middle of Leica Camera’s headquarters, the newly completed Leitz-Park. The store features a 400 square meter display area for the entire Leica product portfolio, a fully equipped photo studio and an ambiance inviting visitors to stay a while [...]

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