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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

© 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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Bryan Mollett: Waiting to Capture Moments of Significance

© Bryan Mollett

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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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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