Posts Tagged ‘Leica Monochrom’

13 reasons why you should own this camera: The work of Katia Mi

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An avid Instagrammer and photographer, Czech Republic-born Katia Mi has been shooting with the Leica T for several months now. With over 10 years of experience in social media marketing, PR, media planning, web design, graphic, interior, fashion, jewelry and women accessories, Katia has spearheaded several imagery projects including @training_project and @concept_project, making her one [...]

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Francesco Anselmi: Brown Coal Mining in Greece

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The Italian photographer Francesco Anselmi’s long-term project deals with the consequences of the financial crisis in Greece. A large portion of the country’s electricity industry is concentrated in the Kozani region in Macedonia. The images, which Anselmi captured with an M Monochrom and 28 mm Summicron lens, throw a spotlight on the general situation in [...]

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David English: Wide Elmar Monochrom

Vegas Gehry © David English

Why choose one focal length over another? There are no hard and fast rules, especially when comparing focal lengths that are relatively close together. It’s easy to talk about the differences between broad categories of lenses, such as wide-angle versus telephoto. It’s not so easy to pin down the differences between a 24 mm and [...]

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Ragnar Axelsson: Around Iceland in 80 Hours

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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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Ted Dwane: Demon Drome Wall of Death

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Ted Dwane is a London based photographer and musician in the Grammy Award winning band Mumford & Sons. Ted recently attended The Goodwood Revival on behalf of Leica, along with Mary McCartney, and was granted special access to capture this wonderful festival. Below are his impressions of the Demon Drome Wall of Death, which was on-hand [...]

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Adam Marelli: Traces Of A Lost Ceremony

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Adam Marelli is based in New York City, graduated from New York University (with a degree in sculpture and photography), apprenticed with a master builder for 10 years, and spent seven years studying with Zen monks before opening his present studio. He’s also a member of The Explorers Club AR’13, exhibits his sculpture and photography [...]

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Frédéric Stucin: The Styles and Faces of Impossible Las Vegas

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Frédéric Stucin is a French photographer based in Paris. His preferred mode is portrait photography, whether for his press commissions – notably the newspaper Libération – or his own projects. Among these is his long-running street photography project focusing on the faces, allure and incessant movement of the people in Las Vegas. A paradoxical immersion in a [...]

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

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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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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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Nikki Sixx: One Step up from the Abyss, Part 2

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In part two of our interview with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx, we delve further into his photographic approach and the passion and empathy behind his images. Sixx: A.M.’s song “Oh My God” reflects musically and lyrically the same theme Nikki portrays in the photography series presented. Click here to listen to the song. You [...]

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Nikki Sixx: One Step up from the Abyss, Part 1

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An acclaimed rock musician and recovering addict, Nikki Sixx reveals the desperation and transcendence of life on the streets with authenticity, empathy and passion. Q: You are a pretty well known rock musician, isn’t that correct? A: Yes, I am the bassist in Mötley Crüe and also Sixx:A.M. Mötley Crüe’s been touring the world for thirty-something [...]

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David English: Shadow Play

© David English, Rain Dance (Leica M Monochrom, 21mm Super-Elmar)

With its extended dynamic range and high-ISO capabilities, the Leica M Monochrom is ideally suited to explore the relationship between light and shadow. But which lens should you choose? Assuming you want a film-like result, and you’re drawn to wide-angle focal lengths, you might consider pairing it with the 21mm Super-Elmar-M. Together they can produce [...]

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Lara Platman: A Road Trip– Gaydon To Solms In An Aston Martin DB9 Volante

© Lara Platman

The arrival of the Monochrom at my door was something of a delight to say the least. I had tried the camera at the Leica Store Mayfair in July and thought it was a pretty special camera, with a full array of ‘colour’ within its black and white range and fabulously defined detail on the [...]

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