Posts Tagged ‘photokina 2012’

David English: Faces

Tokyo Skytree #2 (Leica M9, 50mm Summilux) © David English

I have a confession to make. I’m shy about photographing strangers. I feel that I’m intruding. I’ve found a few techniques to help deal with the problem, but mostly I’ve avoided shooting portraits. So imagine my surprise as I looked through my recent photos from Cologne and Tokyo, when I discovered that some of the [...]

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Paul Smith: Classic Creation With A Twist The Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith

Paul Smiths and the Leica X2 Special Edition

Paul Smith is a British-born international designer and entrepreneur. His clothing designs are sold in over 70 countries worldwide, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001. In this video, Smith talks about his new contribution to the Leica Camera line and his history with photography. Smith has had a close relationship with [...]

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Leica. My Life – André Georgi On His D-Lux 6

© André Georgi

The latest video in the “Leica. My Life” features André Georgi, a 35 year old from Munich, Germany. Andre works for Audi as a member of the product design team. Photography has been a part of his life for a long time and intertwines with his work as a designer. Light and the speed of the [...]

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H.W. Briese on the Leica Elpro-S 180

© H. W. Briese

“What’s most important is the performance of the lens. As long as it comes up with the goods that’s all that matters to me.” H.W. Briese, from Hamburg, is a photographer and founder of Briese Lichttechnik. He explains that the Leica Elpro-S with it’s large field of view enables him to stand back from his [...]

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Leica. My Life – Laura Kaufmann on her V-Lux 4

© Laura Kaufmann

Our next installment of the “Leica. My Life” series features Laura Kaufmann who studies law and economics while living in Salzburg, Austria. Laura has a passion for classic cars and enjoys both driving and photographing them. She looks for a camera with a good zoom so she can draw her subject close to her. Her [...]

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Bernd Ebsen: Still Life Photographer on the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH

Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH

“Leica has always been with me, even back when I worked as an assistant, that’s quality.” Bernd Ebsen’s main focus is still life photography done from his studio in Central Hamburg since 1993. In this video, Ebsen describes why tilt-shift lenses are important to what he does. The Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH lens [...]

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Jonas Bendiksen and The Leica S

©  Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen, a Norwegian born in 1977, began his career at the age of nineteen as an intern in Magnum’s London office before leaving for Russia to pursue his passion for photojournalism. Over the years much of his work has focused on isolated communities living on the fringes of society. He has received worldwide recognition [...]

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John Dooley: Demonstrating The Leica M

M tutorial 2

John Dooley from the Leica Akademie Mayfair demonstrates the recently introduced The Leica M. Dooley takes to the streets of London to show off the new features of the camera. He highlights everything you need to know about the camera including the use of live view, focus peaking, movies and accessories in this tutorial. A [...]

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The Leica M and Jean Gaumy, Magnum Photographer

© Jean Gaumy

“Because it’s a type of photography with The Leica M which is very different from the reflex viewfinder. And which lets you create photos very differently and intelligently.” Jean Gaumy is an award-winning French photographer and filmmaker. He joined Magnum Photos in 1977 after first being noticed by Marc Riboud and Bruno Barbey at a photography [...]

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Nick Ut: The Amazing Saga And The Image That Helped End The Vietnam War

© Nick Ut

Barely out if his teens, Nick Ut was thrust into the role of combat photographer after the untimely death of his talented brother, a noted actor and AP photojournalist. Here in his own unadorned and eloquent prose is the truly incredible story of how this young Vietnamese photojournalist fortuitously missed getting shot down in a [...]

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We’ll See You in Cologne…Or Online Tonight!

Marius Græsby

On the eve of photokina there may be a flood…of wall posts and tweets coming from our “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” party tonight! If you’ve ever needed an excuse, now is the time to connect with us on our social platforms so you don’t miss any of the festivities and announcements: http://facebook.com/LeicaCamera http://twitter.com/leica_camera http://vimeo.com/leicacamera http://youtube.com/mrleicacamera http://gplus.to/leicacamera http://pinterest.com/leicacamera http://flickr.com/leica_camera http://foursquare.com/leica_camera The event’s [...]

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