Posts Tagged ‘Leica X1’

Edas Wong: Revealing The Extraordinary In The Ordinary with the Leica X1

© Edas Wong

A self-taught amateur street photographer with a great eye for capturing ironic and thought-provoking juxtapositions, Edas Wong was born in Hong Kong in 1968, studied telecommunications at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and in 2005 moved to Stockholm, Sweden with his wife Elaine Ho to work as an engineer in the [...]

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Dirk Schumacher: The Future Of Remembrance, An Inspired Documentary On Hospice, Part 2

© Dirk Schumacher

Dirk Schumacher, a technical officer with the MOD for British Forces in Germany, created his “The Future of Remembrance” portfolio with the Leica X1. The project was created to support the work of the local hospice and examines the last 14 days of his father’s life. In part one of our interview, Dirk talked about [...]

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Dirk Schumacher: The Future Of Remembrance, An Inspired Documentary On Hospice, Part 1

© Dirk Schumacher

Born in Bielefeld (West Germany), Dirk Schumacher has been employed since 1992 as a technical officer with the MOD for British Forces in Germany. He resides in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, in the country of North Rhine-Westphalia, with his family. Dirk Schumacher took all the pictures in this heartfelt portfolio for a project entitled “The Future of Remembrance”, [...]

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Nicholas Pinto: A Sense of Amazement

© Nicholas Pinto

The son of Italian immigrants, Nicholas Pinto grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and had a traditional upbringing. He spent a few years serving in the United States Army and subsequently studied Fine Art Photography at Columbia College. Since graduating Pinto has worked as a freelance photographer and designer. Since that time, he [...]

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Clarke Mackinnon: Pressing Pause on Edinburgh

© Clarke Mackinnon

Clarke Mackinnon is a young, burgeoning photographer living in Edinburgh, Scotland where his main hobby is street photography. Using a Leica X1, he aims to capture Edinburgh’s atmosphere and history. Having learned about aperture and shutter speed from his father, Clarke now uses his knowledge to capture exacting images in black-and-white. In this interview Clarke [...]

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Emilie Rosson: An Emerging Photographer on a Mission of Joyful Self-Discovery

© Emilie Rosson

A twenty-something English Lit grad located in “Neverwhere, or occasionally London,” Emilie Rosson puckishly describes herself as a “photographer, writer, and incurable cynic, currently of the red-headed variety.” She continues in the jugular vein of British deadpan humor to list her primary interests as “reading, cultural criticism, videography, writing children’s stories, solving crimes with long-time [...]

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John Lou Miles: A Sensual, Surreal Tale of Two Great Cities

How Much Longer Will This Youth Last? © John Lou Miles

John Lou Miles is a passionate young photographer who lives just south of L.A. and shoots with a Leica M8, X1 and Leica lenses ranging from 28-75mm. He is an engaging, emerging pro with a wry sense of humor and an astute eye for capturing the contrasts, ambiguities and strangeness of everyday life in the big [...]

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Jamie Rose: Momenta Workshops, Project India

Momenta Workshops, Project India

Jamie Rose is the Director of Momenta Workshops. Leica Camera AG serves as a sponsor of their Nonprofit Project Series of workshops. Here Jaime shares a story from Momenta’s recent Project India Workshop. Most photographers are gear addicts. When someone launches a new generation of a camera or a new lens, we want to buy [...]

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Robert Turi: Combining Passion and Spontaneity, Part Two

Ryan Watson © Robert Turi

Robert Turi creates compelling photographs using an unlikely combination of an astute awareness of the emotional effects of lighting and style, and the technique of shooting spontaneously based on the images and feeling in his mind. He specializes in shooting fashion, swimwear, portraits, landscapes and automobiles, and in the course of his creative quest he [...]

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Robert Turi: Combining Passion and Spontaneity, Part One

Julie Cole © Robert Turi

An accomplished and intuitive artist with a camera, Robert Turi has shot fashion, swimwear, portraits, landscapes and automobiles, becoming an accidental pro in the course of his creative quest. He explains his journey as such, “I have been shooting passionately since June 2007, so while I don’t have 10 years of experience I like to [...]

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Leica. My Life – Max Malatesta

Taken by Max Malatesta with the Leica X1

Capturing movement in a picture is an insane paradox which most of us wouldn’t even try to crack. Not so for Max Malatesta. The 41-year-old actor takes on this challenge, relying on only one true companion: his Leica X1. Q: Max, first and foremost, tell us a bit about yourself and your job. A: Well, [...]

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Kokyat Choong, The Camera as a Paintbrush, Part Two

Rochester City Ballet ©Kokyat Choong

Kokyat Choong grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and after high school he attended interior design school, which may partially explain the strong sense of graphic design that characterizes all his work from sensual images of ballet rehearsals to strikingly abstract and surreal images created as a photographic homage to the renowned French artist Rene [...]

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Sebastian Beck: One Week in Barretos

Festa do Peão © Sebastian Beck

ENGLISH Sebastian Beck (46) is married to a Brazilian and lives in Munich as a newspaper editor. Photography has been his passion ever since his father presented him with a Voigtländer VSL1 35 years ago and his uncle adding a stack of old Leica magazines. After using Leica reflex cameras and a Focomat enlarger stored [...]

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Edmond Terakopian: The Royal Wedding

Royal fans (referred to as superfans) camped out overnight opposite Westminster Abbey.  Sheryl Lynn Miller (from San Francisco, USA) makes her way through the tents.  Thursday, April 28, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Edmond Terakopian has been a photojournalist since 1989. His first taste of Leica came during the same year when he borrowed his father’s friend’s Leica M3 along with 35mm and 50mm lenses to take on assignment when he started on his local newspaper. Amongst his awards are a World Press Photo award for Spot News [...]

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Kokyat Choong: The Camera as a Paintbrush, Part One

PDN © Kokyat Choong

We first came across the work of Kokyat Choong when he was named as one of the winners of the PHOTOBOOK NYC Photo Contest presented by PDN. The New York based photographer documented the acrobatics of a group of teenage boys jumping off the pier at Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, images he had taken [...]

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