Mark Steigelman: Shooting Out the Back Window of a Fiat 500

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A photographer and accomplished darkroom worker since his early teens, Mark Steigelman has an eye for the ironic juxtapositions of everyday life, and he devised a brilliant and elegantly simple method of capturing them while stuck in traffic. He describes his life and career as such: “I was born in Newark, NJ in 1963 and [...]

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Enrique Badulescu: Appealingly Different

Enrique Badulescu is counted among the top fashion photographers of today. After graduating from the German School in Mexico City, he studied photography in Munich at the former Bavarian State School for Photography. His international career began in the 1980s in the music business in London when he was working for the British magazine, The [...]

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Glen Craig: A Day in the Life of Miles Davis

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Glen Craig, born in New York City in 1949, started taking pictures at age 12. By 16, his images were published in magazines in the United States and Europe and he later studied at Parsons School of Design in New York. Glen is known for photographing legends in music including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Looking at Street Photography, Part 2

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Here, Knut Skjærven takes a deeper look into street photography. Read part one here.  A Practical Process My ambition was never to do yet another study on perception or to embark on an academic path to street photography. What interested me, was to see how I could use the tools as a photographer. Pictures, not [...]

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Coco Neuville: Endangered Diversity

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French photographer Coco Neuville is best known for her fashion portraits and series; however, in 2014 she traveled throughout Myanmar to document the lives of the country’s ethnic minorities. Thanks to the women and their fashion, the photographer reveals a multicultural society whose diversity is under threat. More information can be found in the current issue [...]

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Joseph Rodriguez: A Look Inside Romania

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Following the December Revolution in Romania in 1989, documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez, from Brooklyn, travelled four times to the traumatized country. He produced incredibly haunting images that shone a spotlight on a country that was just beginning to shake off decades of communist dictatorship. The pictures also reflect the suffering and suppression experienced by the [...]

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One Shot with Angelo Cirrincione

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One Shot is a new feature where Alex Coghe interviews photographers on one image to gain their insights on it and their photography. Today Angelo Cirrincione shares an image he took with the Leica Monochrom near his home in a seaside town in Sicily. Q: Why did you choose this picture to be presented to the [...]

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Nick Rains: Holi – Rajasthan

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Last year I visited India for the first time and wrote an article about the benefits of using a really good guide to make the trip both more enjoyable and more productive from a photography point of view. Well, I was so entranced with the country that I immediately re-booked for this year (2015) and [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Looking at Street Photography, Part 1

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I really can’t think of any other discipline within photography that is more challenging, more demanding and more rewarding than street photography. With New Street Agenda, I am trying to build on that idea. It is a learning community and I am the first student. Think about it: a painter has all day, all week, [...]

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Ali Sharaf: Bridging Cultural Gaps Through Photography

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Born in Bahrain in 1980, Ali Sharaf was a fashion designer who became fascinated with photography and pursued his photographic education by traveling to the UK to attend photographic workshops and one-on-one seminars in Manchester and London. There he made enduring connections with fashion photographers and the fashion industry, and transitioned from being a fashion [...]

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Vivianne Peckham: An Authentic Look at the National Zoo

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Vivianne Peckham was born in Antwerp, Belgium; raised mostly in Tucson, Arizona and New England and now resides in Washington, D.C. Her design sensibilities were strongly influenced by Arizona with the hard light, sculptural plant shapes, neon-hued cactus flowers, Native American art, birds and reptiles. She received a B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College [...]

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Oliver Stiehler: Leica Solar Eclipse Event

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On March 20, 2015, there was a full solar eclipse that was partially visible in Germany. Leica Camera AG issued an invitation to observe the event through their spotting scopes. Oliver Stiehler, a development engineer in the field of sport optics, also presented an astronomic sun telescope. In addition to the live image on a [...]

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Emma de Caunes and Frédéric Stucin: On the Film Les Châteaux de sable (Sand Castles)

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Several threads connect Olivier Jahan’s film “Les Châteaux de sable” (Sand Castles) to be released in France on April 1, to the world of Leica. Actress Emma de Caunes, who plays the leading role of a photographer, and photographer Frédéric Stucin, who contributed to the film behind the scenes, discuss them here in this joint [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Olaf Willoughby, A Leica in London

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Usually, Olaf Willoughby interviews other Leica photographers for this blog. This month we turned the tables by asking him to tell us about his work and how he uses his Leica for street photography in London. Q: How do you define your street photography? A: It’s simply about capturing life in the street, revealing the [...]

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Leica Camera Supports the Charity Kinderlachen e.V.

v.l. Markus Limberger (COO Leica  Camera AG), Christian Vosseler (Kinderlachen e.V.), Marc Peine  (Kinderlachen e.V.), Udo Zell (Leica Akademie) Dr. Andreas Kaufmann  (Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender Leica

The collaboration between Leica and the non-profit-making organization Kinderlachen e.V. has certainly paid off. On the afternoon of March 26, 2015, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann presented the CEO of Kinderlachen e.V., Christian Vosseler, with a check for 5,000 Euros. The money was raised through a series of fundraising events organized by the company. On June 13, [...]

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