Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Arto Saari: LET US ROAM

© Arto Saari

“LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. We previously spoke to Ray about his role in the project. Here we speak with Arto [...]

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Dwayne Lutchna: Sharing the Intimacy of Photography

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Dwayne Lutchna was born in Queens, New York in 1980 and now resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He graduated with honors from The School of Visual Arts. Dwayne  is currently a Senior Designer at Comedy Central, where he conceptualizes and designs the key art for print and digital ad campaigns. In the below interview, he opens [...]

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Rodrigue Zahr: Sensibility and Spontaneity with the Leica X Vario

© Rodrigue Zahr

Rodrigue Zahr was born in Kobayat, Lebanon on May 16, 1970 and lived part of his life in Venezuela. He came back to Lebanon in 2000 where he has lived ever since. He has performed freelance work as a documentary maker and editor to clients such as Monocle magazine, Bank Audi and Louis Vuitton ME. He [...]

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David Turnley: Mandela, Struggle and Triumph, Part 2

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David Turnley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker who has captured some of the world’s most unforgettable events. Below is the second part of our conversation with him on his long-term project documenting Nelson Mandela and South Africa. Click here to read part one. Q: The South African experience is certainly not identical to [...]

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Meet The Leica Meet: Olaf Willoughby, Stephen Cosh and Gavin Mills

Olaf Willoghby

Gavin Mills (GM), Olaf Willoughby (OW) and Stephen Cosh (SC), three Leica M-System shooters, founded The Leica Meet in August 2013. Today, there are nearly 2,000 members across 50+ countries. Meet the Leica Meet, a new blog interview series, will feature members’ work. Olaf will be talking with group members about their favorite bodies of [...]

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Sara Jane Boyers: Photography from the Driver’s Seat

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Sara Jane Boyers is a California fine art photographer who, after successful careers in the music and publishing industries, has returned to a serious focus on her photography since 2000 when she focused on capturing the Chinatowns of the United States and Canada. She is also a writer and editor with several books and poetry published like [...]

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Dominic Nahr and Tomás Munita: A Photographic Perspective on Fukushima

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Following an earthquake in March 2011, disaster struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power in Japan plant forcing people to leave their homes when the area was declared an exclusion zone. Photographers Dominic Nahr (DN) and Tomás Munita (TM) traveled to the area for a reportage on the current situation there. Below is a sample of [...]

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Peter Dammann: Boxing As A Metaphor For Life

© Peter Demmann

Peter Dammann is a passionate photojournalist who has traveled the world to create unflinchingly honest documents of the lives of people living under challenging circumstances. His socially committed reportage resulting from his frequent cooperation with relief agencies and other NGOs has earned him an international reputation. After completing his photographic essays on the living conditions [...]

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David Turnley: Mandela, Struggle and Triumph, Part 1

© David Turnley

Here is the first part in an incredible story behind a photojournalist’s 30-year commitment to creating a timeless document of one of the most transformational events in recent world history. David C. Turnley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker acclaimed for his incisive and unforgettable images of world events like the fall of the [...]

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Ray Barbee: LET US ROAM

© Chris Murphy

“LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. Here we speak with Ray about his beginnings in skateboarding, his musical career and how he [...]

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Raphael Alves: Imprecise Boundaries with the Leica X1

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Raphael Alves was born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil in 1982. He studied social communication at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), photography in Londrina State University (UEL) and visual arts at the National Service of Commercial Education (Senac). He recently graduated with a Master of Arts in photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College [...]

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Kelsey Fain: Conceptual Fashion Photography with the Leica S-System

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Kelsey Fain grew up in East Greenville, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from Drexel University’s College of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. Kelsey who has worked as the Manager of the S-System for Leica Camera USA since 2012, is based in New York City. Previously, she managed a fine [...]

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Arina Dähnick: Playing with Light

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Arina Dähnick was born in 1965 and grew up in Hamburg, Germany. At 17 years old, Arina had the opportunity to present her photos at an exhibition and later completed a practical training at the photo press agency Transglobe. She works as a professional photographer and homeopathic psychotherapist and trains young psychotherapists. Arina describes her photographs [...]

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Cedric Nunn: Gazing at the South African Landscape to Reconnect the Present with its History

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Cedric Nunn, born in 1957, is a South African photographer. In the course of the interview, he connects his past steps as an engaged photographer against apartheid with his current concerns for social justice in his country and beyond. He also focus here on his latest project “UNSETTLED: One Hundred Year Xhosa War of Resistance,” [...]

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Chris Murphy: Behind the Scenes of “LET US ROAM”

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“LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. We sat down to talk with Christopher Murphy, Helio Collective President and Creative Director, who helped produce [...]

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