Posts Tagged ‘M8’

Giles Penfound: The People at Jodhpur Junction

© Giles Penfound

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1965, Giles Penfound moved to the UK in 1974 with his family. He joined the British army at the age of 20 as an infantry soldier in the Royal Green Jackets. Once he left the infantry, he spent the rest his army career as a professional photographer working the majority of [...]

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One Shot with Nicole Struppert

© Nicole Struppert

In this “One Shot” feature, Alex Coghe speaks with Nicole Struppert, a freelance photographer, artist and photo journalist for the dpa Picture-Alliance. Q: Why did you choose this picture to share for this interview? A: Well, good question! I have to admit, it wasn’t an easy choice. I guess I chose this picture because I [...]

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Jean-Jacques Ruchti: On Track

© Jean-Jaques Ruchti

Among other things, Swiss photographer Jean-Jacques Ruchti works for the Sauber Formula 1 Racing Team. He photographs with a Leica M8 and a Leica S2. In the above video, which was produced for Leica for photokina, you can see him working at the race track. Q: What made you decide to become a professional photographer? [...]

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Jack English: Redefining the Genre of Film Stills

© Jack English

A photographer well known for his work in the film and music industry, Jack English was born in 1948 in Leicester, England. Before becoming a full-time photographer, he worked for oil companies in Madagascar, Nigeria and rigs in the North Sea and as a stylist in the 1970s and 1980s. English’s interest in photography grew [...]

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Damaso Reyes: Native New York, An Ongoing Visual Journey

A cutout of the Statue of Liberty guards a tree from dogs in Brooklyn. Photographed with a Leica M6 on Kodak Portra 400 film © Damaso Reyes

I belong to that seemingly rarest of species: the Native New Yorker. I was born and raised in the city, even going to college there. But since then I have spent most of my adult life wandering the globe, first living in Southeast Asia for a year and a half and for the last nine [...]

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Aaron C Greenman: Passing Time On India’s Rooftop

© Aaron C. Greenman

Just 1,200 kilometers from the immense metropolis of the National Capital Region, and 400 kilometers from the picturesque yet often tensioned Srinagar, sits the capital of a place unlike any other: Ladakh. Heavily influenced by Tibetan culture and Buddhism, Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, Kashmir and Jammu to the west, Lahaul and Spiti to [...]

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Do Leica Cameras Have A Soul?

LEICA M8 and 75 SUMMARIT at F2.5

For years I have heard that a Leica camera has something special about it. The “Leica Glow” as some put it, is something you see in images taken with Leica cameras. Do Leica cameras have a soul? Well, no, of course not. The camera bodies themselves are pretty much the same as any other film [...]

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