Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

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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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 37

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 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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Tom Stoddart: My Favorite Portrait

© Tom Stoddart

Leica Camera will be present at The Photography Show being held in Birmingham, England on March 21-24. The Photography Show takes place in hall 5 at the NEC and you can visit Leica at stand C31. There are a host of events planned including talks and demos by Tom Stoddart, Wayne Johns, Matt Stuart and Richard [...]

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Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 35

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 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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Knut Skjærven: Thank You, Mr. President, For Sending Your Secretary of State

© Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven met Andrew Eames, Elliott Erwitt, Will McBride, Thomas Hoepker and U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, during 10 days in Berlin. Below, he shares his story. We split up at Checkpoint Charlie. Andrew Eames went right. He needed to go back to the hotel to prepare for an article on the tunnel system [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: China Jiangsu

© Aaron C. Greenman

As a self-proclaimed brilliant businessman once lectured me, “the entire world is becoming global.” Equally insightful (or not), small signs demonstrating humanity’s universality are clearly everywhere – and in China’s Jiangsu province, there are likely more than most anywhere else, certainly per square meter. Once again the headlines and catch lines used by the world’s [...]

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John Langmore: Open Range – Photographing America’s Big Outfit Cowboys

S Ranch - Pryor, MT 2 © John Langmore

John Langmore is an Austin, Texas based photographer known for his long-term work on East Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico. He grew up in a family of great photographers  – most notably his father, Bank Langmore, who established himself as one of the preeminent photographers of the American West in the 1970s. A professional and committed photographer, John [...]

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Damian Heinisch: Monochrom in Color

© Damien  Heinisch

During the past four years I have travelled across Europe searching for traces of my family history. The destinations of my search brought me to the Donetsk area in Ukraine, Gliwice in Poland, the town of Essen in Germany and finally home to Oslo. I travelled by train to all destinations, since train journeys played [...]

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David English: Reverberations

Manhattan Store Window #4 (Leica M Monochrom, 28 mm Summicron), © David English

What do music and photography have in common? Quite a lot, it turns out. You might think of one as moving and the other as static. However, photography — even within its fixed frame — can flow from one extreme to another. Or it can set up a pattern that repeats and evolves within the [...]

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Mohan Bhasker: Photographic Goals in the Arctic

© Mohan Bhasker

I was looking forward to my photography expedition to the Norwegian fjords and Arctic. The excitement was a combination of the sheer beauty I was about to experience and encounter, but I also had three specific goals I wanted to attain with my Leica M: 1. To try the new firmware 2. To shoot black-and-white [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai

© Aaron C. Greenman

To foreigners who have lived in India, the “incredible” tagline in the country’s current marketing campaign is truly fitting. Everything about the country – its history, architecture, culture, cuisine, population and noise – is “incredible,” if not genuinely overwhelming. Perhaps more than anything, the country’s religious festivals operate on a scale unknown in the rest [...]

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