Posts Tagged ‘Leica M-System’

Van Styles: A View of Los Angeles from Above

© Van Styles

Van Styles is a New York-born and Los Angeles-raised photographer. His journey into photography started in the 1990s skate scene. What started as him filming his friends skateboarding and learning tricks turned into a hobby and then his career. After years of working with leading skate and street wear brands, Van created a platform for [...]

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Kiên Hoàng Lê: Mini Bar

© Kiên Hoàng Lê

Photographer Kiên Hoàng Lê went exploring in Tokyo’s entertainment district: meeting night owls and lovers, artists and cross-dressers, outsiders and lonely people – a colorful combination in black-and-white, all centered in a tiny bar. See more of his images in the current issue of LFI, on sale now. Q: Can you explain what this series is about in [...]

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Jo Fischer: Wheels & Waves

© Jo Fischer

Wheels & Waves is the name of a motorbike festival held in Biarritz on the Atlantic coast of France. Though this ‘biker Woodstock’ was still an insider tip three years ago, it has now grown to become a full-scale event. Photographer Jo Fischer from Berlin has put together a book capturing the festival’s early days. [...]

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Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh Parkour

© Maik Scharfscheer

Frankfurt-based Maik Scharfscheer is, above all, a very successful commercial photographer, who works primarily with a Leica M or S. He is one of the first photographers who were given the chance a few months ago to try out a prototype of the new Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/28 mm ASPH. He took the lens to Marrakesh [...]

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Valerio Bispuri: Life Behind Bars in South America

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A world of anarchy and chaos – correctional facilities in South America are considered among the toughest in the world. The inmates themselves are often in control of daily life within the walls of the miserably overcrowded prisons. Valerio Bispuri visited over 70 of them, resulting in haunting black-and-white images that offer a glimpse at [...]

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Cira Crowell: Envisioning Ecstasy

Cirrus Above Thiksey © Cira Crowell

Cira Crowell’s collaboration with fellow Leica M photographer Christopher Michel, is on exhibit at Tibet House US in New York from May 20 – June 26. Two publications will be released for the show: a catalog, “Envisioning Ecstasy,” and a hardcover book, “108 Visions: Ladakh During the Kalachakra.” Q: What camera equipment do you generally [...]

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Truls Bakken: Dogs Best Man

© Truls Bakken

My name is Truls and I work as a freelance photographer in Bergen, Norway. This project started with my fascination for large breeds a few years back, especially the Irish Wolfhound. I had some idea of an exhibition or something at the time, but it was never realized. So I started @dogsbestman on Instagram, and it proved [...]

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James Hudson: Anecdotal Street Photography In The Museum

© James Hudson

Born in Doncaster, England, James Hudson is an accomplished commercial photographer who uses the income derived primarily from documenting construction, building, and editorial projects to finance his passion for personal expression. In the late ’80s – early ’90s he worked as a BMX rider, appearing on the Paul Daniels Magic Show and regularly in the [...]

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Cristina Faramo: Volcanic Island

© Cristina Faramo

Cristina Faramo is deeply engaged in a spiritual journey brought to life through her photography. Her subtle and intimate photographic investigation on natural and urban landscapes; on men and women features, is the outgrowth of a personal exploration and research on the existence and the power of Nature. Her work has been exhibited in festivals [...]

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Ragnar Axelsson: Around Iceland in 80 Hours

© Ragnar Axelsson

Ragnar Axelsson, also known as RAX, is an Icelandic photographer who was born in 1958. He has been a photographer for Morgunbladid, Iceland’s biggest newspaper, since 1976. Axelsson has also shot numerous freelance projects for magazines and had exhibitions all over the world. Most recently, he took the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) for 80 [...]

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Louis Foubare: Fluidity and Unpredictability in Street Photography

© Louis Foubare

Louis Foubare, born in Tennessee during World War II, worked in international finance for over 35 years all over the globe. He initially discovered photography through his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. In college, he turned back to photography after he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team. After his eye sight [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Santiago Vanegas, Isle of Skye

© Santiago Vanegas

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 Santiago Vanegas, an Atlanta-based photographic artist, who brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two [...]

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Carlos Victor Causo: Monochromatic Memories

Kilauea © Carlos Victor Causo

Carlos Victor Causo was born in Cuba and raised in different locations, including Buenos Aires in Argentina and São Paulo in Brazil. After graduating from an American high school abroad, he moved to the United States to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida International University. While in college, Causo landed a full-time [...]

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David English: Luminescent Lobby

Cosmopolitan Lobby # 4 © David English

It’s always a challenge to find unusual subjects to photograph. Either we’ve seen variations of that same image thousands of times before, or what seemed unique in real life doesn’t translate well into a flattened photograph. I travel frequently to Las Vegas for tradeshows, and I’m always on the lookout there for something new and [...]

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

Vanity © Mark Steigelman

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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