Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

Ola Haugen by Nils Thune

© Nils Thune

The farmer Ola Haugen was born in 1941. He has lived all his life on Haugen farm in Skogbygda in Vågå. Ola took over the farm from his parents in 1979. He is still a bachelor. Ola lives a simple life. I met Ola by chance. It was his farmhouse that made me exit the [...]

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Haoming Wang: Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival

© Haoming Wang

Winter Magic is the Blue Mountain’s highest profile and most anticipated annual event. The Blue Mountains is New South Wales’ inaugural City of the Arts, and Katoomba is the heart of that city. It is the weekend when artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls, and community take over one of Australia’s most famous towns. During [...]

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DER GREIF: A Reflection from Esther Mathis

© Esther Mathis

Leica Camera is pleased to announce a cooperation with DER GREIF, a print and online magazine for photography and literature, on the Leica Camera blog. Below is the next in this series featuring a guest blog post by Esther Mathis. Esther works with the core principle of photography – time. She thus enlarges her photographic language by [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Our Waterloo

© Aaron C. Greenman

“This morning [June 22] I went to visit the field of battle, which is a little beyond the village of Waterloo, on the plateau of Mont-Saint-Jean; but on arrival there the sight was too horrible to behold. I felt sick in the stomach and was obliged to return. The multitude of carcasses, the heaps of [...]

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Haoming Wang: Anzac Day

© Haoming Wang

Anzac Day /ˈænzæk/ is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.” Observed on April 25 each year, Anzac Day was originally to [...]

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David English: Wide Elmar Monochrom

Vegas Gehry © David English

Why choose one focal length over another? There are no hard and fast rules, especially when comparing focal lengths that are relatively close together. It’s easy to talk about the differences between broad categories of lenses, such as wide-angle versus telephoto. It’s not so easy to pin down the differences between a 24 mm and [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Simplicity, Magic and Renewal

© Aaron C. Greenman

We all mourn the destruction caused by the recent earthquake in Nepal, and the pain of a land that can, at the moment, only focus on survival, processing the pale of death and darkness in which it is immersed. At some inevitable point in time, it will begin to contemplate reconstruction and the light, and the smile, [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: In Search of Merrie Old England

© Aaron C. Greenman

As Dodie Smith (1896-1990), author and playwright observed in “I Capture the Castle”, “so many of the loveliest things in England are melancholy”. There are few places so relatively small in terms of land mass, but so oversized in terms of role in pre-industrial revolution and colonial era world politics as England. Culturally, the works [...]

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Truls Bakken: Dogs Best Man

© Truls Bakken

My name is Truls and I work as a freelance photographer in Bergen, Norway. This project started with my fascination for large breeds a few years back, especially the Irish Wolfhound. I had some idea of an exhibition or something at the time, but it was never realized. So I started @dogsbestman on Instagram, and it proved [...]

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Cristina Faramo: Volcanic Island

© Cristina Faramo

Cristina Faramo is deeply engaged in a spiritual journey brought to life through her photography. Her subtle and intimate photographic investigation on natural and urban landscapes; on men and women features, is the outgrowth of a personal exploration and research on the existence and the power of Nature. Her work has been exhibited in festivals [...]

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Claudio Majorana: Mexicana

© Claudio Majorana

Claudio Majorana is a medical student and freelance documentary photographer who got his start in 2005. Born in Sicily, Italy in 1986, he is the son of a doctor and a painter, so his interests have always been divided between art and science. His photographic interests are primarily in documenting youth, skateboarding and street culture. [...]

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David English: Luminescent Lobby

Cosmopolitan Lobby # 4 © David English

It’s always a challenge to find unusual subjects to photograph. Either we’ve seen variations of that same image thousands of times before, or what seemed unique in real life doesn’t translate well into a flattened photograph. I travel frequently to Las Vegas for tradeshows, and I’m always on the lookout there for something new and [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Looking at Street Photography, Part 2

© Knut Skjærven

Here, Knut Skjærven takes a deeper look into street photography. Read part one here.  A Practical Process My ambition was never to do yet another study on perception or to embark on an academic path to street photography. What interested me, was to see how I could use the tools as a photographer. Pictures, not [...]

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Nick Rains: Holi – Rajasthan

© Nick Rains

Last year I visited India for the first time and wrote an article about the benefits of using a really good guide to make the trip both more enjoyable and more productive from a photography point of view. Well, I was so entranced with the country that I immediately re-booked for this year (2015) and [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Looking at Street Photography, Part 1

© Knut Skjærven

I really can’t think of any other discipline within photography that is more challenging, more demanding and more rewarding than street photography. With New Street Agenda, I am trying to build on that idea. It is a learning community and I am the first student. Think about it: a painter has all day, all week, [...]

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