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Daniel Zvereff: Bandar Log, Part 2

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Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. This is the second part of his Bandar Log series. Click here to read the first part of the series. DARJEELING The sun has just risen as I step out onto [...]

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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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Daniel Zvereff: Bandar Log, Part 1

© Daniel Zvereff

Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Introduction One year ago I was sitting in a train station somewhere in-between Varanasi and New Delhi, India, en route to meet some friends. I unfastened a staple from a [...]

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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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Daniel Zvereff: Mexico City

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Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Last Wednesday morning I woke up somewhat hungover to face the usual work-related e-mails, along with a lot of other e-mails I’ve probably unsubscribed from at least five times. The [...]

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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 Zvereff: Alaska and the Yukon

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Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. A heavy wind knocks me over and pins me to the ground, bringing me eye to eye with a small, striped chipmunk who scurries by uninterested. When the wind decides to briefly let up, I [...]

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Daniel Maissan: Photographing with a Focus on Social Causes

© Daniel Maissan

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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Daniel Zvereff: Svalbard

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Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. The sun follows the horizon line in a circle, giving 24 hours of light, and the surrounding mountains each take their turn to be in it. I wander along trails of [...]

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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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Daniel Zvereff: Arkhangelsk, Russia

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Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Twenty-one hours north by train towards Arkhangelsk, near the Arctic Circle, and winter weather resumes. I find myself enjoying the warmth of the long underwear I had packed away in my [...]

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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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