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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 21

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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 exhibited at [...]

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f/Egor: The 8% Solution

Vansterdam © grEGORy simpson

70%. Back in my University days, this was the percentage of test problems that I and my fellow engineering students needed to solve correctly in order to pass a class. For those subjects with which I had an affinity (like Hybrid Microelectronics or Analog Filter Design), the 70% rate wasn’t overly onerous. But subjects such [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 20

© 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 exhibited at [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Chernogirls

Chernogirls Cover Image, © Marc Babej

Wall of Heroes A wall of images of a factory’s exemplary employees is a common feature in Belarus and Ukraine, carried over from Soviet times.   Sergey Sergey is a worker at MAZ – Minsk Automobile Plant. We found him whiling away the time until the beginning of his shift, listening to music on his [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 19

© 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 exhibited at [...]

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Matt Borkowski: Journey to California

© Matt Borkowski

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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David English: Ethereal Shadows

Melaten Monument #2 (Leica M9, 50mm Summilux)

Sometimes you spend an entire day shooting photos and end up with just one or two images worth keeping. Other times, you spend only a few hours shooting and end up with so many outstanding images, it takes months to fully process them. So why the difference? It may need to be in an environment [...]

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Carl Merkin: Inside the Leica Store SoHo New York … So Much More than a Store

Elmarit-M 16mm/f2.8 on Leica M  © Carl Merkin

Some of you may know that just after the new Leica Store SoHo in New York City had their official opening party in February, I started working there a few days a week. This has since evolved into a full-time staff position and a very interesting chapter in my life with Leica. I feel, as [...]

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Gary Gumanow: The Streets as Theater

© Gary Gumanow

Gary Gumanow first picked up a camera at the age of eight and has been shooting ever since. A native New Yorker from Brooklyn, Gary now resides in Houston, Texas. He shoots mainly with film and prints all of his own work in his darkroom. Gary spoke with Alex Coghe about his relationship with film [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 18

© 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 exhibited at [...]

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Shin Noguchi: Open for Interpretation

© Shin Noguchi Photography

Shin Noguchi is a freelance graphic designer and street photographer based in Kamakura and Tokyo, Japan. He describes his street photography as an attempt to capture extraordinary moments of excitement, beauty and humanism among the flow of everyday life and has an approach that is sensitive to the subtleties and complexities of Japanese culture. He [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 17

Magnum Group Photo, © 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 exhibited at [...]

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David English: Infrared Monochrom

© David English, Harrah's Sign (Leica M Monochrom, 24 mm Summilux)

The M Monochrom would seem to be a poor choice for infrared (IR) photography. Leica’s spectral sensitivity charts show that very little of the infrared would actually reach the sensor. So why bother? It turns out there’s another side to the story. The camera’s high-ISO capabilities could help maximize the infrared that does get through. [...]

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Carl Merkin: The Leica M2 and Advertising

© Carl Merkin

The sixth season premiere of “Mad Men” included an unexpected treat for Leicaphiles and for Leica Camera USA. This was not a case of product placement, just an idea from the writers of “Mad Men.” The Leica M2 played an interesting part in the plot. If, like me, you’re not a regular viewer, I’ll explain. [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Children with AIDS, Chapter 16

© 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 exhibited at [...]

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