David English: The Enigmatic 18

Manhattan Buildings #16 © David English

You could argue that every focal length has its own personality. A 50 mm lens likes to go with the crowd by focusing on what seems natural and appropriate. A 135 mm lens, on the other hand, can be overly curious, often poking around into other people’s business. So where does that leave the 18 [...]

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Zac Patsalides: On The Road From Beijing To Borneo

© Zac Patsalides

Zac Patsalides is an up-and-coming photographer based in Suffolk, UK. At the age of 15, he was gifted an old Pentax film camera and his love of photography was born while studying A Level. His career is beginning to take off, and he has had images featured on Vogue online as well as LFI Mastershots, The Leica Meets [...]

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Peter Turnley: Cuba – A Grace of Spirit

© Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley is a renowned photojournalist who has been creating memorable images for more than four decades. Turnley has photographed monumental moments of historic change and revolution including the Gulf War, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Chechnya, the fall of the Berlin Wall, revolutions in Eastern Europe, Tiananmen Square, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid [...]

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Laxmi Kaul: Capturing the Emotion at Kumbh Mela

© Laxmi Kaul

Laxmi Kaul is a self-taught, professional photographer. She first discovered her interest in photography as a young girl when she saw her father’s passion for capturing images, as he saw them. Laxmi reads mythology, connects with spirituality in daily life and travels with a patriotic zeal. She believes the camera is her tool and photography [...]

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Josef Szotten: Cigar Shop – An Intimate Urban Documentary

© Josef Szotten

Born and raised in Malmö, Sweden, Josef Szotten is a self-taught photographer with a passion for capturing classic black-and-white documentary images on Kodak Tri-X film with his vintage Leica M cameras. This is the story of how he created a portfolio that conveys the authentic spirit of Martinez Cigars, a traditional old-time New York City [...]

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Ethan Chiang: The Light Stalker

© Ethan Chiang

A dedicated street photographer, Ethan Chiang has created provocative images from Taipei, Taiwan, where he lives, and Seoul, Korea, where he has cultural roots. This is the story of his passion for street photography, what motivates his quest to transform the everyday into the extraordinary, and how he has inspired other photographers to follow in [...]

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Uwe Martin: California Dreamin’

© Uwe H. Martin

Almonds blossom, tomatoes, parsley as far as the eye can see: California cultivates more produce than anywhere else in the U.S.A. Consequently, the drought that has been on-going for five years is reaching catastrophic proportions for the locals. Uwe H. Martin photographed this nightmare in the heart of the U.S. agricultural industry. Here is a [...]

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Dan Rubin: A Look Back in Time at the Goodwood Revival


Dan Rubin is a designer, photographer, and creative director based in London. Co-founder of both The Photographic Journal and webgraph, a design studio, and host of the Apple Event series “Meet The iPhone Photographer”, Dan speaks at conferences worldwide including An Event Apart, South by Southwest, UX London, and consults for startups and established brands around the world. Dan [...]

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Tom Ridout: The Leica Monochrom and the Pursuit of the Classic Architectural Photograph

© Tom Ridout

I have always loved the work of photographers who capture the strength of built form in a black-and-white photograph. Ezra Stoller and Julius Shulman did just that, documenting an era of modern architecture with their iconic photographs. For me their work represents the high water mark for black-and-white architectural photography. The clarity and drama of [...]

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On the Road with Kurt Nilsen by John A. Hudson

© John A. Hudson

What does it look like when World Idol Winner Kurt Nilsen packs up his Gibson acoustic, and boards the double decker tour bus, to hit the road with his band for a full on summer tour throughout all of Norway? In 2013 Kurt celebrated 10 years as one of the biggest artists in Norway with [...]

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Marcio Scavone: Exposing the Roots of Photographs

© Marcio Scavone

Marcio Scavone was born in São Paulo in 1952. As a child, he began to shoot with his father’s Rolleiflex and at 20 he was already an advertising photographer. He studied photography in London in the 1970s. After going back to Brazil, he returned to Europe in the ’90s to live and photograph. Some of [...]

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Eric Sawitoski: Soccer Superstars Up Close and Personal

Wayne Rooney © Eric Sawitoski

Eric Sawitoski is the global creative director for Aon. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He honed his skills photographing nightlife for the Chicago Sun-Times as a freelancer, all the while building his reputation as a street lifestyle photographer. He has covered fashion and live music for WWD and Michigan Avenue magazine, and [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographer for Poets Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 43

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 49 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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Vincent Laine: Designing the Leica Q


Q: How did you come to work for Leica and what is your exact job title? A: It all started when I designed and published a future design concept for Leica during spare time in university. The project got a lot of exposure in forums and social media online, this is how I finally got [...]

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Haoming Wang: Cockatoo Island

© Haoming Wang

Cockatoo Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Cockatoo Island is the largest of several islands that were originally heavily timbered sandstone knolls. Originally the Island rose to 18 metres (59 ft) above sea level and [...]

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