Posts Tagged ‘Leica S2’

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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Stephan Breuer: Futur Absolu Exhibition

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Stephan Breuer is a French artist who works with innovative technologies used in scientific research and architecture. He leads Flying Concepts, an immaterial entity meant to intensify one’s visionary and sensory perceptions. His latest exhibition entitled “Futur Absolu” is currently on display until April 1, 2013 at the Palais Imperial de Compiegne. Prism Atemporal is [...]

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Wayne Johns: Creating Stunning Shots From Hairstyles

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Wayne is a Fashion, Beauty, Portrait, Advertising Photographer who carries out commissions worldwide. He has had recent exhibitions in the Hoover Skyer Gallery in Krakow and Warsaw; as well as another at the Athens Video & Arts Festival. Nominated as a finalist in the ‘Professional Photographer of the year’ Awards, he was the only photographer, [...]

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Nick Rains: Faces in the Forest – Papua New Guinea

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My work for Orion Expeditions takes me to some genuinely exotic parts of the world. My last Leica Blog post about Eastern Russia is a good example of that.  Back when I first started shooting with the S2 I was conducting a photography workshop on board the ship as part of a visit to Papua [...]

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Murat Aslan: Faces That Speak For Themselves

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This young German photographer began by shooting pictures of his own graffiti on the run, evolved into covering the world of hip-hop musicians, quit his job at an ad agency in Düsseldorf to become a graphic designer in Berlin, and is now a full-time professional advertising photographer who’s been under contract to UPFRONT since 2011. [...]

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Jim Goldberg: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

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Magnum Miami’s purpose is to examine the citizens of Florida around the time of the U.S. presidential election. It is part of  the Postcards from America  project where Magnum photographers have come together to work collaboratively. Previously, we’ve featured Mikhael Subotzky and Bruce Gilden’s reportage. In this next installment, Jim Goldberg discusses his participation in the project. [...]

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Bruce Gilden: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

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The Postcards from America project brings Magnum photographers together to work collaboratively documenting issues and people across the United States. Most recently, the project focused on the United States’ presidential election with a temporary ‘bureau’ set up in Miami, FL. The purpose was to look at the election through the perspective of people who would [...]

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Nick Rains: Russian Far East – Mist and Mystery

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A recent assignment took me to a little-visited part of the world where the only access is by ship or by aircraft. One of my commercial clients is a company that owns and operates an expedition cruise ship called the MV Orion. It’s called an expedition ship because it’s small (only holds 100 passengers), can [...]

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Uwe Dürigen: Reportage of the Kumari in Nepal

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Uwe Dürigen is featured in the latest issue of LFI for his reportage on the Kumari in Nepal.  He was born in 1968 in Loffenau, Germany. At first he wanted to become a guitarist; however, he decided to study economics and sociology. During his years of study, he came into contact with the fascinating culture of [...]

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Jim Jordan: Fashion Photography With The Leica S-System

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Growing up as a skater and surfer in sunny, Southern California, Jim Jordan spent his high school days scouting models and finding the next great faces of the coming generation. With a passion for beauty and styling, Jim quickly became a highly respected hair and makeup artist, traveling the world and working with the biggest [...]

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Mikhael Subotzky: Reporting From Magnum Miami

© Mikhael Subotzky, Zino, outside the kitchen of the S&S diner, Miami, Florida. October 2012

Mikhael Subotzky had planned to photograph the folks eating at the S&S diner in Miami, imagining that he would find a cross section of Americans and document their conversations and thoughts on the elections. As it happened, he hardly made it inside the diner. The people in the yard round the back, in the alleyway to the [...]

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Morgan Miller: Homage To The Masters Of Fashion Photography Part 1

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A brilliant young New York based photographer, Morgan Miller grew up in a home steeped in photography and frequented by great photographers, but he became a professional photographer quite by accident thanks to his raw talent and an extraordinary stroke of good luck. Combining the organizational and analytical skills he acquired as a business major [...]

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