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David English: Sweet 16

Fashion Show Mall (Leica M Monochrom, 16mm Tri-Elmar) © David English

Did you know that Leica makes a 16 mm lens for the M-series camera? It’s hidden inside the Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar. The Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar can be set for 16, 18, or 21 mm, but it’s the 16 mm setting that’s most interesting, because Leica doesn’t manufacture a 16 mm M-mount prime lens. So how does the [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 25

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 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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John Thawley: Birthplace to the Blues

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Photographer John Thawley is best known for his automobile racing and sports photography and is the official photographer for the Trans Am Series. In addition to being a full-time photographer, John Thawley owns Creative Communications Group, a company specializing in graphic design for print and electronic online applications. Thawley’s racing images have been featured in print [...]

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Daniel Maissan: Photographing with a Focus on Social Causes

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Q: Let me say, I love your blog. Do you think nowadays a blog is useful for a professional photographer? Also, is your blog a part of the activity to present your vision and your work as a photographer? A: I think a blog is useful for any type of job. It’s a way to [...]

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Claire Yaffa, Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers – Life’s Lessons, Chapter 24

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 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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Nicholas Dominic Talvola: Expressing Vision with Music and Photography

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Nicholas Dominic Talvola was born in 1982 in Arcata, a small town off the Northern Coast of California. In 2002, he traveled to Europe with a backpack, camera, soccer ball and a trumpet. He ended up in Spain where he has lived for the past 12 years. For six years, he has made a living [...]

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David English: Classic Wide Monochrom

Sidewalk Shadows #2 (Leica M Monochrom, 28 mm Summicron)  © David English

Lenses can be like old friends. You love them dearly, but — for some reason or another — you may lose contact with them. On renewing the relationship, everything often falls back into place, as though the intervening years had never happened. The Leica 28 mm Summicron-M has been that sort of lens for me. [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Africanae

Cistern,  © Marc Erwin Babej

Sarra in the Roman Theater in Dougga Scene 1: The Villa in Carthage. Trabelsi Village Raoua Mariem and her Falcon Cherifa Framed (Entr’acte) Scene 2: The Successors. The Capitol of Dougga In the Cisterns of Carthage Sword and Shield (On Stage at the Roman Theater in Dougga) TV Time Out of the Sea Foam: At [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers and Dreamers – Life’s Lessons, Chapter 23

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 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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Bruno Gracia: A Story in a Single Moment

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Bruno Gracia, born in Spain, is a self-taught photographer who has been photographing for the past four years. He now lives in London where he tries to express the feelings he sees on the street. Here Alex Coghe talks with Bruno about how he discovered Leica, his life as a Spaniard in London and more. [...]

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David English: Through a Glass Darkly

Display Window #2 (Leica M Monochrom, 28 mm Summicron) © David English

Walk along the streets of midtown Manhattan, and you’ll notice a parallel universe. It’s the glass-enclosed world of mannequins and storefront windows, where random reflections can sometimes blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Look closely, giving equal weight to what you see on the glass with what you see through the glass, and you [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 22

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 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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Matt Borkowski: Appreciating Solitude

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Matt Borkowski is an emerging editorial photographer. With roots in instant photography and in the darkroom, he utilizes classic technique to reinterpret and capture life unfolding around him. Matt combines his influences of street and narrative photography to portray a refined, surreal glimpse at otherwise fleeting moments. He has been published internationally in both print [...]

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Bryan Mollett: Waiting to Capture Moments of Significance

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Bryan Mollett is a 27-year-old freelance photographer from Vancouver, British Columbia where he specializes in street photography and photojournalism. He started his career in photography in 2007 and has had several exhibitions in British Columbia. He recently sat down with Alex Coghe to discuss his photography. Q: Bryan, tell us a little bit about yourself. [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Bringing Chernogirls to New York City

Crime Scene © Marc Erwin Babej

Marc Erwin Babej is a fine art and documentary photographer who works exclusively in black-and-white. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1970, he received a B.A. in history from Brown University and an M.Sc. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Babej began his career as a business reporter for Forbes, and also wrote about history [...]

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