Archive for the ‘Photographers’ 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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Claire Yaffa: Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 39

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 49 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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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

© Valerio Bispuri

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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Aaron C. Greenman: In Search of Merrie Old England

© Aaron C. Greenman

As Dodie Smith (1896-1990), author and playwright observed in “I Capture the Castle”, “so many of the loveliest things in England are melancholy”. There are few places so relatively small in terms of land mass, but so oversized in terms of role in pre-industrial revolution and colonial era world politics as England. Culturally, the works [...]

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Truls Bakken: Dogs Best Man

© Truls Bakken

My name is Truls and I work as a freelance photographer in Bergen, Norway. This project started with my fascination for large breeds a few years back, especially the Irish Wolfhound. I had some idea of an exhibition or something at the time, but it was never realized. So I started @dogsbestman on Instagram, and it proved [...]

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James Hudson: Anecdotal Street Photography In The Museum

© James Hudson

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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Daniel Zvereff: Myanmar

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he works as a freelance photographer and illustrator. Early in his life Daniel developed a strong passion for skateboarding and travel. In 2007, while traveling in Thailand, he began documenting his experiences abroad by writing a travel journal that included detailed ink drawings and 35 mm photographs. The people [...]

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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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Cristina Faramo: Volcanic Island

© Cristina Faramo

Cristina Faramo is deeply engaged in a spiritual journey brought to life through her photography. Her subtle and intimate photographic investigation on natural and urban landscapes; on men and women features, is the outgrowth of a personal exploration and research on the existence and the power of Nature. Her work has been exhibited in festivals [...]

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Claudio Majorana: Mexicana

© Claudio Majorana

Claudio Majorana is a medical student and freelance documentary photographer who got his start in 2005. Born in Sicily, Italy in 1986, he is the son of a doctor and a painter, so his interests have always been divided between art and science. His photographic interests are primarily in documenting youth, skateboarding and street culture. [...]

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