Posts Tagged ‘35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH’

Carl Merkin: Selective Focus and the Leica Look

© Carl Merkin

On a visit to Leica in Solms I spoke with Peter Karbe, head of lens development. He made a point of the fact that Leica lenses are designed to produce their very best performance even when used wide open and he encouraged the use of the lenses without stopping down. It is referred to as [...]

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Misha Erwitt: Street Smart

Wigstock New York 1989; © MISHA ERWITT

Misha Erwitt: son of a legendary Leica photographer, a former Magnum photographer and newspaper photojournalist, his work is now being showcased at the Leica Gallery in New York A native New Yorker, Misha Erwitt grew up around photography and some of the best photographers in the world and was incurably bitten by the photography bug. [...]

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Otto Schulze: Capturing the Decisive Moment, Part 2

© Otto Schulze

Otto Schulze shoots weddings with the deft eye and casual air of a classic photojournalist and captures “decisive moments” on the streets of the world with his Leica M9. His abiding passion for documentary photography was kindled by a chance encounter with Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work and he spent the next two years in Nepal trekking [...]

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Otto Schulze: Capturing the Decisive Moment, Part 1

© Otto Schulze

Otto Schulze grew up in a small South African town on the Botswana border and managed local photo labs after finishing high school. Despite his involvement with photography, he never seriously thought of becoming a professional photographer. Years later, while living in Kathmandu, his abiding passion for documentary photography was kindled by a chance encounter [...]

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Arthur Meyerson: One Camera One Lens, Part 2

Windshield View, Vancouver; Taken with Leica M9

In our follow up interview with Arthur Meyerson, a native Texan widely-acclaimed as one of America’s finest photographers, he shares his amazing story of his achievement and ongoing process of self-discovery. Q: Apparently you made the transition from 35mm to digital, moving from the Leica M4, M6, M7, and now relying solely on the M9 with 35mm [...]

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Arthur Meyerson: Award-Winning Pro & A Dedicated Amateur, Part 1

Tenements, Hong Kong; Taken with Leica M6

A native Texan widely-acclaimed as one of America’s finest photographers, Arthur Meyerson has traveled the world creating award-winning advertising, corporate and editorial photographs, as well as an impressive body of personal fine art imagery. He’s won numerous awards including Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year (three times), as well as gold medals from the New [...]

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Chris Weeks On The Latest 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Caffienation by Chris Weeks

A leading pro uses Leica’s innovative new super-speed wide-angle lens on assignment and gives his candid impressions. Chris Weeks, a seasoned editorial and street photographer based in Los Angeles, is acclaimed for creating photographs that capture his subjects with unflinching honesty and disarming directness. His best pictures are imbued with the very same spirit that [...]

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