Posts Tagged ‘Leica S-System’

Michael Hemy: Balancing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Fashion Imagery

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Michael Hemy is a London-based photographer who grew up in Hampshire, England and later lived in South Africa as a teenager. Michael Hemy subsequently spent six years in Paris, from 2005 to 2011. It was during this period he developed a long-term collaboration with his first client, Louis Vuitton, and has since gone on to [...]

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Kelsey Fain: Conceptual Fashion Photography with the Leica S-System

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Kelsey Fain grew up in East Greenville, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from Drexel University’s College of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. Kelsey who has worked as the Manager of the S-System for Leica Camera USA since 2012, is based in New York City. Previously, she managed a fine [...]

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Mark Mann: Creating Timeless Portraiture

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Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started [...]

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Michael Semaan: Discovering his own Photographic Path

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Michael Semaan is originally from New York but grew up in Minnesota. He spent most of his career as a Sales Representative in the surgical device industry. However, in December 2012, he left that job to pursue his dream of being a professional photographer. In October 2013, Michael went to a workshop in Italy conducted [...]

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Florian Wagner: Adventure Germany

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Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. He is currently in the midst of his project “Adventure Germany” where he and his team are traveling on horseback and then helicopter. Q: Back in 2010, we featured you on the [...]

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Paul Ripke, Part 2: Two Minutes With Paul

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German photographer Paul Ripke is known for his creativity and versatility having worked in advertising, fashion, portrait, landscape and sport photography. Today he offers us insight into his long-term project “Zwei Minuten bei Paul Ripke” (Two Minutes with Paul Ripke). Q: In your last interview, we talked about your impressive versatility. Do you consider narrowing [...]

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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

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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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Scott Tansey: A Profoundly Panoramic Vision of the World Part 2

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For over 40 years, Scott Tansey has been taking photos. Also a practicing lawyer, Scott is starting to re-emerge as a professional photographer and has begun sharing his work with the public once again. Using the Leica S-System, he prefers to shoot panoramically. You can read about Scott’s beginnings in photography in part one of [...]

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Scott Tansey: A Profoundly Panoramic Vision of the World, Part 1

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Perhaps the best way to understand who Scott Tansey is and how he sees his mission is to let him speak for himself: “I am driven to make photographs. Even when I’m with other photographers, I’m up earlier to chase the great light, spend more time seeking out great images, and often finish later, well [...]

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Jonas Lindström: Understanding the Broader Context

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Jonas Lindström, born in 1988, is a young, up-and-coming fashion and portraiture photographer. He splits his time between Berlin and London. Jonas has worked with publications and clients such as Rolling Stone, Interview Magazine, Nike Sportswear, Nokia and Wallpaper* Magazine. He is currently finishing up his studies in graphic design at Berlin University of the [...]

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Claes Axstål: The Flash Master

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He perfected the art of capturing extreme action with high-powered, custom-built flash rigs and he did it all on his own! Claes Axstål of Gothenburg, Sweden is a successful self-taught professional advertising photographer. He developed his own amazing Airborne Flash Photography system that he uses to capture hyper-realistic images of aircrafts, boats and automobiles at [...]

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Tobias Schult: Commercial Photography with a Touch of Irony

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Although he “didn’t touch a camera seriously until the age of around 20,” Tobias Schult has certainly made up for any lost time by becoming a successful and sought-after commercial photographer. Schult’s epiphany came in 2001 when he spent six months in the U.S. assisting his cousin, a professional photographer, and realized that he wanted [...]

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Peter Heck: A Passion for People and the Leica Fingerprint

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Peter Heck is a successful commercial and advertising photographer and videographer who works worldwide and in several genres “mostly as a people photographer.” Heck has a disdain for following the rules and a commitment to capturing natural looking images of people. He’s executed assignments for many prestigious international clients including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Blauer USA and [...]

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York Hovest: Telling Stories Through Sensual Art

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A young, thoughtful, intuitive, and open-minded photographer, York Hovest was a professional model for more than a decade, and that provided many insights and experiences that led him to pursue a career on the other side of the camera. After assisting several well-known photographers in Milan and Munich at the end of 2009 he decided [...]

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