Archive for the ‘Leica News’ Category

#DasPlaetzchen: Holiday Cookie Contest

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Get out the sugar, flour, and baking supplies, we’re bringing back our Holiday Cookie Contest and have some new things in store! The idea behind this competition comes from the German tradition of spending time in the kitchen during the holiday season baking up “plaetzchen,” sweet cookies that come in all shapes and colors. The [...]

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René Burri: The Keen-eyed Master

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Many of his photographs are part of our collective visual memory – without a doubt, René Burri was one of the greatest photographers of our times. On Monday the Swiss photographer died in the age of 81. An obituary for an artist of the century. When he was a little boy, he could catch five [...]

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7 Digital Originals: UNUSED’s Tailoring

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Miun’s Collage Box and Stickyline’s Paper Folding

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Alfons Alt’s Altoptypes and Martin Novak’s Hanndruck

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Jennifer Trausch’s 8X10 Exposures and Mark Arnon Rosen and Wendy Marvel’s Mechanical Flipbook

7 Digital Originals

7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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Roland Wolff: Leica Store San Francisco

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We sat down with Roland Wolff, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Retail for Leica Camera, Inc., to discuss the grand opening of the Leica Store San Francisco that takes place August 15 – August 17. Roland is responsible for all Leica branded retail outlets in the Americas, including Leica boutiques and stores. Below, Roland shares [...]

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Kumamon at Leitz-Park

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Kumamon is the ambassador of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kuma means bear in Japanese as well as a mixture of the words of Kuma and Kumamoto. Mon means person or thing in local dialect of Kumamot area, and he is one of the most famous mascots in Japan. A few years ago, Kumamon started visiting [...]

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Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014: Very Important Cars Only

Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014

The vehicles on show at the Schloss Bensberg Classics, now in its sixth year, are choice legends of automotive history and true masterpieces of technology. True to its motto, ‘Very important cars only’, the premium class classic car event is above all distinguished by the exclusiveness and exceptional quality of the classic automobiles taking part. [...]

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Hit the Road with the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH.: From Wetzlar to Goodwood

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Stefan Daniel, Director of Product Management Photo at Leica Camera AG, loves photography – and classic cars. For both reasons Stefan hit the road with his Volvo 164, built in 1970, to visit the legendary Festival of Speed in Goodwood. For sure Goodwood is known worldwide for the Goodwood Revival, the gathering of Classic Cars [...]

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Alfred Schopf on the Leica Store Wetlzar Leitz-Park

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Leica Store Wetzlar Leitz-Park opened its doors on May 22, 2014 and is located right in the middle of Leica Camera’s headquarters, the newly completed Leitz-Park. The store features a 400 square meter display area for the entire Leica product portfolio, a fully equipped photo studio and an ambiance inviting visitors to stay a while [...]

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Leica Gallery Wetzlar Inaugural 10 x 10 Exhibition

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As part of the Leitz-Park Opening Festival, the Leica Gallery Wetzlar was inaugurated with the 10 x 10 exhibition, a project created to celebrate the centenary of Leica Photography. Visitors are invited to the gallery, located in the main lobby, to see the exhibition presenting contemporary photography that looks to the future while also linking [...]

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Alfred Schopf: Valbray and the EL1 Chronograph

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Leica Camera and Valbray, the renowned Swiss watchmakers, collaborated to produce to the EL1 Chronograph, a special limited edition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. The Valbray EL1 Chronograph will be available only from select Leica Stores starting June 25th 2014. We spoke with Alfred Schopf, CEO of the Management Board of Leica Camera AG [...]

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Leica T Camera System: Photography in its Purest Form

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Leica Camera presents the Leica T Camera System, a new camera system that unites the fine art of engineering and hand-crafted excellence with design and handling in an entirely new and innovative concept. Unique in design and pared down to the essential functions, the new Leica T Camera System offers everything anyone could ever need for [...]

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David Bell: Leica Store Burlington

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Leica Camera Ltd recently celebrated the opening of its second store in London. The Leica Store Burlington is located in Burlington Arcade, the iconic runway uniting Piccadilly and Bond Street. We sat down with David Bell, Managing Director at Leica Camera Ltd, to discuss this new retail location and get the inside scoop on what’s [...]

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