Ilan Godfrey: Legacy of the Mine

© Ilan Godfrey

Born in Johannesburg in 1980, Ilan Godfrey is a South African photographer who devoted himself to an extensive photographic project on the mine, which is central to understand present-day South Africa and its history. This in-depth work gave birth to a book in 2013, “Legacy of the Mine“, where he especially questioned the entangled and [...]

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Scott Tansey: Intimate Portraits of the Inanimate

© Scott Tansey

Scott Tansey has been taking photos for over 40 years. In the mid 1980s, he was submitting panoramic images to a stock agency and his photos have been published in a wide range of media including Consumer Reports and Audubon Magazine. In the mid 1990s he switched careers and attended law school. Although he still [...]

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Ruslan Pelykh: In Love With The Big Apple


Ruslan Pelykh was born in a small Ukrainian town into a family of photographers. Throughout his childhood he was passionate about art and spent his days creating surrealistic drawings. While receiving a technical education, he freelanced as an artist and sold popcorn in a movie theater, just so he could watch movies for free. After [...]

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Sim Tiak Siew: Shooting Freely with the Leica T

© Sim Tiak Siew

Sim Tiak Siew was born in Pengang, Malaysia but received his early education in a small village at the border of Thailand and Malaysia. He moved to Singapore after high school in the early 1990s and enrolled in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts where he studied graphic design. He began his photographic career as an [...]

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Luciano Checco: The Other Singapore

© Luciano Checco

A passionate humanist and documentary photographer, Luciano Checco was born in Aosta, Italy in 1954, moved to Singapore in 1992, and is now Vice President of a German company that supplies equipment to the oil and gas industry. This is the story of how he created a portfolio that exposes the exploitation and human misery [...]

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Ben Molina: Appropriately Untitled

© Ben Molina

Ben Molina is a graphic designer currently based in the Bay Area in California. His work has been featured in several group shows and local publications in California. Currently, he is also part of a major street photography exhibition in Manila in the Philippines. In 2014, his “Now Here, Nowhere” slideshow was among those featured [...]

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Edouard Elias: The Foreigners

© Edouard Elias

Since the end of 2013, France has sent more than 1200 soldiers to the Central African Republic – including a large number of foreign legionnaires. They come from different countries and fight for a common cause: the end of the civil war. Photographer Edouard Elias accompanied the troops. We spoke with him about his motivation, [...]

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Lorenzo Tugnoli: The Little Book of Kabul

© Lorenzo Tugnoli

The photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli set out for Kabul with the author, Francesca Recchia, to do a portrait of the city’s creative scene for a very special book project. In their “The Little Book of Kabul,” they show that Afghanistan has more to offer than just war and destruction. The full portfolio can be found in [...]

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Tom Stoddart: My Favorite Portrait

© Tom Stoddart

Leica Camera will be present at The Photography Show being held in Birmingham, England on March 21-24. The Photography Show takes place in hall 5 at the NEC and you can visit Leica at stand C31. There are a host of events planned including talks and demos by Tom Stoddart, Wayne Johns, Matt Stuart and Richard [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 36

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 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: The Leica M Monochrom and the 50 mm Leica APO-Summicron-M lens

Halloween Decoration, © David English

I like to think of myself as a wide-angle guy. Give me an 18 mm, 21 mm, or 28 mm lens, and I’m a happy camper. That was before I tried the 50 mm Leica APO-Summicron-M lens. Now I don’t want to take it off my M Monochrom. It’s not that I’m suddenly in love [...]

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Nick Rains: Delivering Uncompromising Image Quality with the Leica T Camera System

© Nick Rains

Nick Rains has been a full-time professional photographer since 1985 when he left the United Kingdom in search of adventure. He ended up in Australia, where is currently based, and has worked in commercial, landscape and travel photography. Since 1997 he has written and photographed six books. He has worked as a contributing photographer for Australian Geographic magazine [...]

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Lisa Leone: Capturing the Feeling and Emotion in Spaces

© Lisa Leone

Bronx-born Lisa Leone graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in photography. She began her career as a photographer shooting musicians such as Moby, Lauryn Hill and Maxwell, as well as personalities like Debi Mazar and Spike Lee. She worked for British Vogue and VIBE where she was a contributing photographer [...]

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Leica at Chinese New Year

© Sim Tiak Shaw

The Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese festival celebrated on the turn of the Chinese calendar. The Chinese New Year is also called “Lunar New Year” or “Spring Festival” and celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations. This year, the eve of Chinese New Year fell on February 18 and heralded [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Jonathan Castellino, Exploring the Landscape of Uncertainty

© Jonathan Castellino

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 Jonathan Castellino, a photo artist who explores “cities within cities” and urges us to think about the issue of a single image [...]

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