Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Jo Fischer: Wheels & Waves

© Jo Fischer

Wheels & Waves is the name of a motorbike festival held in Biarritz on the Atlantic coast of France. Though this ‘biker Woodstock’ was still an insider tip three years ago, it has now grown to become a full-scale event. Photographer Jo Fischer from Berlin has put together a book capturing the festival’s early days. [...]

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Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh Parkour

© Maik Scharfscheer

Frankfurt-based Maik Scharfscheer is, above all, a very successful commercial photographer, who works primarily with a Leica M or S. He is one of the first photographers who were given the chance a few months ago to try out a prototype of the new Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/28 mm ASPH. He took the lens to Marrakesh [...]

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Alexandre d’Audiffret: Freeze-Frames of an Ever-Changing China

© Alexandre d’Audiffret

Alexandre d’Audiffret was born in 1986 and raised on the western coast of France, in Vendée, in a family of six children. He studied engineering and philosophy, but couldn’t think of anything else but photography. He works as a cinematographer with brands such as Opera de Paris and Swarovski. His dream is to shoot a long [...]

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Sebastian Beck: It All Fits Together, A Sicilian Diary

Catania © Sebastian Beck

Born in Munich, Germany, Sebastian Beck earns his living as an editor and reporter for the acclaimed Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich’s largest and best-known newspaper that enjoys nationwide distribution and an international reputation. We last interviewed him in July 2013. Below he shares with us his portfolio that he took in March 2015 in Sicily because [...]

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Valerio Bispuri: Life Behind Bars in South America

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A world of anarchy and chaos – correctional facilities in South America are considered among the toughest in the world. The inmates themselves are often in control of daily life within the walls of the miserably overcrowded prisons. Valerio Bispuri visited over 70 of them, resulting in haunting black-and-white images that offer a glimpse at [...]

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Cira Crowell: Envisioning Ecstasy

Cirrus Above Thiksey © Cira Crowell

Cira Crowell’s collaboration with fellow Leica M photographer Christopher Michel, is on exhibit at Tibet House US in New York from May 20 – June 26. Two publications will be released for the show: a catalog, “Envisioning Ecstasy,” and a hardcover book, “108 Visions: Ladakh During the Kalachakra.” Q: What camera equipment do you generally [...]

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James Hudson: Anecdotal Street Photography In The Museum

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Born in Doncaster, England, James Hudson is an accomplished commercial photographer who uses the income derived primarily from documenting construction, building, and editorial projects to finance his passion for personal expression. In the late ’80s – early ’90s he worked as a BMX rider, appearing on the Paul Daniels Magic Show and regularly in the [...]

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Martin Seeliger: Legendary Arakan

© Martin Seeliger

Since 2010, Berlin photographer Martin Seeliger has traveled a number of times to Mrauk U, the former royal seat of the lost Arakan kingdom, today a part of Myanmar. His meetings with local painter Shwe Maung Thar (1955–2015) have resulted in the “Fabulous Arakan” exhibition, on display at Galerie Kuhn & Partner in Berlin, from May [...]

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John Dooley and Hilary Wallis: A Slice of Travel

© Wallis McGrath

John Dooley and Hilary Wallis, collectively known as Wallis McGrath, joined forces in 2010 and now collaborate on many projects. John, born in the United Kingdom, was a freelance photojournalist based in Los Angeles where he covered breaking news including the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2008 US presidential election and [...]

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David Alan Harvey: BeachGames

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David Alan Harvey was born in San Francisco in 1944 and raised in Virginia. He is a member of Magnum Photos and editor of Burn Magazine. Harvey’s books include “Cuba,” “Divided Soul,” and “Living Proof,” among others. His work “BeachGames” is being exhibited at Paris Photo LA through Sunday, March 3 at Leica’s booth (soundstage [...]

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Louis Foubare: Fluidity and Unpredictability in Street Photography

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Louis Foubare, born in Tennessee during World War II, worked in international finance for over 35 years all over the globe. He initially discovered photography through his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. In college, he turned back to photography after he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team. After his eye sight [...]

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Jordi Cohen: Act of Faith

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Jordi Cohen, born in Manresa, Spain, is a travel photographer based in Barcelona. With a background in the medical field, he has worked for twenty years in the health sector in Spain, Latin America and Africa. He has exhibited his work throughout Europe and the Americas including the San Diego Art Institute, CEH Manege St. Petersburg, [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Santiago Vanegas, Isle of Skye

© Santiago Vanegas

This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Santiago Vanegas, an Atlanta-based photographic artist, who brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two [...]

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Carlos Victor Causo: Monochromatic Memories

Kilauea © Carlos Victor Causo

Carlos Victor Causo was born in Cuba and raised in different locations, including Buenos Aires in Argentina and São Paulo in Brazil. After graduating from an American high school abroad, he moved to the United States to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida International University. While in college, Causo landed a full-time [...]

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Stéphané Lavoué: Into the Wild

© Stéphané Lavoué

In Vermont, the written acronym NEK stands for an area known as the Northeast Kingdom. It is a sonorous name whose origin is attributed to George D. Aiken, former Governor of Vermont and US Senator, who first coined the term in a speech in 1949. They say it was not a preplanned publicity stunt for [...]

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