Posts Tagged ‘Ulla Hebgen’

The 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of All Time

Hand with Watch 1998  © Ralph Gibson

Since the first post published on Monday, 17 May 2010, the Leica Camera Blog has been dedicated to sharing stories about photographers and Leica news. Until today, the Leica Internet Team has never shared any of the statistics behind the blog. Have you ever wondered which posts are the most popular? We did. The Leica [...]

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Digital Fotogroup – Leica S2 meets Mercedes SL

Making of Mercedes SL 300 Rig shooting taken by Ulla Hebgen

The Digital Fotogroup, an innovative photo studio specialising in premium advertorial photography, accepted a challenge: photographer Michael Koch wanted to realise a rig shooting of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (“Flügeltürer”) built in 1956. The car is one of just 49 SL 300 racing cars with an aluminium car body. To capture the elegance and fascination of [...]

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Ulla Hebgen: A Decisive Moment and Discovery of the Leica M9

Brother by Ulla Hebgen

A borrowed camera, an engaging subject, and an unexpected opportunity led to a life-changing adventure.

As a pro, I know that commercial photography demands creativity in the face of impossible deadlines, but ironically we hardly ever have time to express our own personal ideas. Once you enter the wonderful world of advertising your role is circumscribed by the strict demands of the client and the job at hand. This intensity and focus is the very reason we feel an enormous urge to refresh ourselves, to rediscover and experience life. What we are seeking is something authentic, something indefinable that’s not optimized nor stylized to fit a preconceived idea. I love this personal and intimate kind of photography. Indeed, at this very moment, I, too, am discarding the superfluous and getting back to basics.

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