Posts Tagged ‘Leica M-System’

Kristian Dowling: A Straight Shooter that Tells it Like it is, Part 2

© Kristian Dowling

Kristian Dowling, an accomplished celebrity-entertainment photographer among many other titles, moved back to his hometown of Melbourne, Australia in November 2011. Though his work has taken him all over the world, he recently shot an event quite close to home — Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013. In part one of our interview, he provided details [...]

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Jack Ottaway: The Compassionate Enthusiast, Part 2

Pop, © Jack Ottaway

Jack Ottaway spends as much time as possible walking the neighborhoods of San Francisco interacting with and photographing the people who live there. In part two of our interview, Jack shares the inspiration behind his work and provides insight into his powerful series featuring the homeless of San Francisco. Q: Is there a photographer or type [...]

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Kristian Dowling: A Straight Shooter Tells it Like it is, Part 1

© Kristian Dowling

Kristian Dowling is best known as an accomplished celebrity-entertainment photographer, but his photographic roots are in street photography, a passion that still informs his commercial work. Known for his flexibility and understanding of light he has earned a reputation as a straight shooter, a photographer that delivers amazing results without using photo manipulation. His experience [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #6: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Jack Ottaway: The Compassionate Enthusiast, Part 1

© Jack Ottaway

Jack Ottaway’s interest in photography began in his teens, fueled and influenced by the work of his late father Jack who, in his short 22-year life, created hundreds of images of life and landscapes in the late ‘30s and early ‘40s. These inspired him to create landscape images of his own in Yosemite National Park. [...]

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Marcel Pedragosa, The Abstract Expressionism of Everyday Life, Part 2

© Marcel Pedragosa

Marcel Pedragosa was born in Barcelona in 1978 and has been based in Paris, France since 2011 where he obtained several artist residences. Marcel’s photographic work has been published and exhibited internationally including The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and the Bankside Gallery in London. Marcel possesses an innate understanding of cities and the artistic [...]

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Paul Ripke, Part 1: Maximizing The Rate Of Excitement

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Paul Ripke is a Hamburg-based professional photographer who specializes in advertising, fashion, portrait, landscape and sport photography. He has shot campaigns for well-known brands such as EA Sports, Nike, GE and more. His eye-catching images are known for their creativity and shiny, attention-grabbing look. Q: You’ve shown a great deal of versatility since you’ve started [...]

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Jakob de Boer: Hunter of Moments and Masters of the Trade

Tadashi Enami, © Jakob de Boer

Jakob de Boer has spent most of his professional life as a television director and producer, with well over 100 episodes and a number of memorable commercials to his credit. Born and educated in Toronto, Canada into a family that produced globally syndicated television, he spent his childhood traveling the world, went on to study [...]

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Marcel Pedragosa: The Abstract Expressionism of Everyday Life, Part 1

© Marcel Pedragosa

As a photographer and artist Marcel Pedragosa presents reality from a distinctly personal point of view, exploring the relationship between people and their direct environments. He has captured images in varied settings around the world, though he is most drawn to urban environments. Pedragosa was born in Barcelona in 1978. In 2011 he moved to [...]

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Michael Semaan: Going Pro Just For The Love Of It

© Michael Semaan

A little over a year ago Michael Semaan gave up a lucrative position as a Sales Representative in the surgical device industry to pursue his lifelong passion for photography. He’s now a full-time professional photographer with a promising career ahead of him and he has no regrets. As he says, “I’m passionate about what I’m [...]

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Philipp Spalek: The Crisis in Cairo

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Philipp Spalek, born in 1984, grew up in Berlin and Damascus. He learned to speak fluent Arabic while working as a press photographer for the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Shorouk in Cairo. After obtaining a Master of Arts in Modern History and Middle Eastern Studies, he became a full-time photographer and editor. Over the last year [...]

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Christian Werner: Mental Illness in Bali

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Christian Werner, born in 1987, is a freelance photographer based in Nordstemmen, Germany. As a teenager he developed his interest in photography while traveling to foreign countries. In 2009, he began studying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Hanover. Christian’s award-winning work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Germany and in Spain for [...]

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David English: Infrared Monochrom

© David English, Harrah's Sign (Leica M Monochrom, 24 mm Summilux)

The M Monochrom would seem to be a poor choice for infrared (IR) photography. Leica’s spectral sensitivity charts show that very little of the infrared would actually reach the sensor. So why bother? It turns out there’s another side to the story. The camera’s high-ISO capabilities could help maximize the infrared that does get through. [...]

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Gary Copeland: On Shooting Just For Myself

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A talented commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, Gary Copeland’s specialty is covering the contemporary music scene. This includes on-stage performances, individual performers, the backstage world of musicians, and events like the South by Southwest Music Festival. As a pro, his primary objective is creating advertising images for lifestyle clients and recording companies such as [...]

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Carl Merkin: The Leica M2 and Advertising

© Carl Merkin

The sixth season premiere of “Mad Men” included an unexpected treat for Leicaphiles and for Leica Camera USA. This was not a case of product placement, just an idea from the writers of “Mad Men.” The Leica M2 played an interesting part in the plot. If, like me, you’re not a regular viewer, I’ll explain. [...]

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