Archive for the ‘Look3: Peter McCollough’ Category

Peter McCollough: Ideas for Breaking Out of a Creative Drought

© Peter McCollough

Fellow Leica users and enthusiasts, Creative droughts are natural, but it’s good to have the ability to get yourself out of them sooner rather than later. One way to help facilitate that is to write your future-self a letter. So I thought I’d try to gather all the pieces of advice that have stuck with [...]

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Peter McCollough: Embracing A New Direction

© Peter McCollough

On my way to work I pass by the SFMOMA where a large banner announces the new Garry Winogrand exhibit. More banners with his name and a photograph decorate the lampposts along the street. Busses drive by carrying the same photograph of a woman flinging her hair as a car passes by. I walk through [...]

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Peter McCollough: The Town Of Iqaluit

© Peter McCollough

Last year on an assignment for Facebook Stories I had the opportunity to travel to the small town of Iqaluit, the capital of the Nunavut territory in Arctic Canada. The population of Iqaluit is very low, about 7,000 people – 60% of whom are ethnically Inuit. The town is quiet, small, the community is tightly [...]

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Peter McCollough: Review of Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 Lens

© Peter Earl McCollough

When Leica asked me to do a test review of the new Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 lens I was a little surprised because I’m not a particularly technical photographer, but I was excited for the opportunity. Then I thought about how wide a 21mm lens is and began imagining the bending horizons and distorted faces I [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Blow Up

© Peter Earl McCollough

One of the things I love about street photography is going home and finding people, things and situations in my photos I didn’t notice initially. There’s almost always dirty looks, strange socks, pretty earrings, people arguing in the distance or, my favorite, people staring back at me with unease. When I come across these things [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Developing a Symbiotic Relationship

© Peter Earl McCollough

Now that I’ve been using the M9 for several months, I’m growing accustomed to it in ways I didn’t expect. And since I’ve been using it exclusively for the past two months, I’ve developed a relationship with the camera that I’m excited about. The first six months of having the camera I was shooting assignments [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Refreshed and Inspired

© Peter Earl McCollough

In late May I drove from San Francisco to Charlottesville to attend the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. LOOK3, which is the festival that offered an award that began my relationship with Leica, is probably the most intimate and intense photo festival in America (For example, this year they coordinated the rare event of Sally [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Flailing Love Affair with Photography

© Peter Earl McCollough

I’ve always felt my relationship with photography had an element of tension, even hostility. I would be lying if I said I still love photography. It is not an entity I fully respect or am faithful to, in fact the two of us are constantly on the brink of abusing one another. When I was [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Visiting Los Angeles

Hollywood; © Peter McCollough

In the LOOK3 series Peter Earl McCollough is documenting his year working with the M9. You can read his posts here. I’ve always thought of America as the teenager of the world. And if you roll with that frame of thought, then Los Angeles would be comparable to the cool kid in high school that [...]

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LOOK3 Guest Series: Peter Earl McCollough Takes on Street Photography

© Peter Earl McCollough

This is the second guest post in the LOOK3 series in which Peter Earl McCollough documents his year working with the M9. You can read his first guest post published in January. The more I invest my energy and time into street photography, the more pronounced a certain question becomes. What is street photography? This is [...]

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Introducing Peter Earl McCollough: LOOK3 Guest Series

© Peter McCollough

Join us in following Peter Earl McCollough’s project as it unfolds this year with the M9, his first time using not only a Leica camera but also using manual focus. Peter is bringing us along this journey as he familiarizes himself with the camera, immerses himself in his work and lets the pieces unravel… This [...]

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