Archive for the ‘Leica Akademie’ Category

David Lykes Keenan: Witnessing Life through Photography

© David Lykes Keenan

David Lykes Keenan’s story is one of reinvention, dedication and finding a voice in photography. After a successful career as a computer engineer and software designer, David rediscovered his long lost interest in photography at the age of 52 and began posting a Picture a Week project to his website. Seven and half years and [...]

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Mathias Heng: An Enduring Passion And Commitment To Humanity

© Mathias Heng

Mathias Heng is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist who travels the globe with his Leica cameras, frequently covering regions and countries experiencing conflict, war, natural disasters, poverty, social issues, and human struggles. Much of his work is dispassionate in its unflinching directness, but also emotionally charged, a documentary narrative of conflicts and their effects on civilian [...]

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Tom A. Smith: Behind The Scenes With Leica Akademie

Walking Tour Participants Check Out Their Leica Cameras

Tom A. Smith, the Manager for the Leica Akademie in North America, recently guided participants on a PhotoWalk in New York City featuring the Leica M-System and the Leica X2. He was kind enough to give us a few moments of his time to tell us more about what Leica Akademie has in store for [...]

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Manuel Uebler: Portraiture Of Sadhus and Spirituality

© Manuel Uebler

The true nature of Manuel Uebler’s evolving quest, both as a photographer and a human being, is a story told best by viewing his timeless images of residents of an old-people’s home, Sadhus, street kids and useful objects with a human connection. In our second interview with Manuel, we dove deeper into his series The [...]

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Manuel Uebler: Dignity and Sincerity at The Elderly’s Home in Nepal

© Manuel Uebler

The true nature of Manuel Uebler’s evolving quest, both as a photographer and a human being, is a story told best by viewing his timeless images of residents of an old-people’s home, Sadhus, street kids and useful objects with a human connection. In our first interview with Manuel we shared how he came to be such a [...]

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Quinton Gordon: The Authorship of a Photograph

© Quinton Gordon

Quinton Gordon is an award winning photographer, teacher and publisher. His work has been featured in numerous international publications, documentary projects and exhibitions in Canada, the United States and New Zealand. Quinton Gordon teaches The Truth About Photographs and other workshops for Leica Akademie North America. A complete list of upcoming workshops can be found [...]

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Manuel Uebler: Compassionate Images At the Intersection Of Fine Art And Reportage

© Manuel Uebler

The true nature of Manuel Uebler’s evolving quest, both as a photographer and a human being, is a story told best by viewing his timeless images of residents of an old-people’s home, Sadhus, street kids and useful objects with a human connection. But to understand how he came to be such a remarkably insightful and [...]

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Thomas Brichta: 20 Years at Leica Camera, Part Two

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Thomas Brichta was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After studying marketing and having a brief stint in the retail furniture business, he discovered his passion for photography in the late ‘70s. Having relocated to California, Tom worked as a rep for Argraph Photo Distributors and Tokina Optical before joining Leica Camera in 1992. This [...]

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Thomas Brichta: 20 Years at Leica Camera, Part One

Lahn River Bridge

This year, Tom, as he’s known to friends and colleagues, celebrates his 20th anniversary of working at Leica Camera. Tom has built a reputation as a gentleman, a grand photographer and a bit of a prankster. As the Leica Camera representative for Northern California, Tom was also recently appointed as an instructor for the North American [...]

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Todd Korol: A Pro’s Pro, Part Two

Perpignan © Todd Korol

Todd Korol is a self-taught Canadian photographer who lives with his family in Calgary, Alberta, but has traveled the world on assignment for various corporate clients and international publications as well as trips solely for his own personal projects. We first interviewed Todd Korol in June about his career in photography, his family and his [...]

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Todd Korol: A Pro’s Pro, Part One

Tyson © Todd Korol

Todd Korol, a Canadian who lives with his family in Calgary, Alberta, has spent the last 20 years traversing the world with camera in hand on assignment for international publications including Time, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times and he has worked with corporate clients including Apple, Visa, Rolex and several other household names. [...]

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Quinton Gordon: The Fine Art of Documentary Reportage

© Quinton Gordon

“With the Leica M, I see images in my mind first … and then effortlessly place the camera in the desired position.” Quinton Gordon grew up in the Kawartha Lakes district northeast of Toronto, Canada, where, as a kid, he had lots of freedom to explore. His parents were both artists — his mom, a [...]

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