Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

Renato D’Agostin: Coast to Coast at Mile 3,260

© Renato D'Agostin

New York-based Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin left his Brooklyn studio on July 28 on his BMW R100 to travel across America on his “Coast to Coast” trip. Accompanied by his Leica M6, he will reach San Francisco after two months and approximately 5,000 miles of light on film. Renato was born in 1983 and started his [...]

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Claire Yaffa:  Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 42

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 49 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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Renato D’Agostin: Coast to Coast at Mile #1,882

© Renato D'Agostin

New York-based Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin left his Brooklyn studio on July 28 on his BMW R100 to travel across America on his “Coast to Coast” trip. Accompanied by his Leica M6 he will reach San Francisco after two months and approximately 5,000 miles of light on film. Renato was born in 1983 and started [...]

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Haoming Wang: Newtown

© Haoming Wang

Newtown, a suburb of Sydney’s inner west is located approximately four kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, straddling the local government areas of the City of Sydney and Marrickville Council in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Newtown has been a hub for live entertainment since the late 19th century. During the [...]

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The Rule of Life by Nils Thune

© Nils Thune

How you start your day affects the rest of it. It is barely past six this fine Tuesday morning. The sun is rising. Seven nuns and five monks are on their way into a half lit empty church. They are all dressed in white robes, leather sandals, bible and psalm book in their hands. On [...]

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Matt Stuart: Capturing the People at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

© Matt Stuart

Born in London in 1974, Matt Stuart’s personal photography revolves primarily around street photography, capturing those unguarded and unposed moments that reveal what it means or how it feels to be human. Matt recently attended Qatar Goodwood on behalf of Leica. Below are his impressions from this wonderful festival. I felt excited when I got [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Florence, Italy

© Aaron C. Greenman

As Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) once said, “A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority.” A generation ago, for a young college student from the United States studying Renaissance and Baroque architecture at university, this was certainly true. Arriving in Florence for the first time on the slow [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 41

© Claire Yaffa

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many.” – Phaedrus ”We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” - Anaïs Nin In the history of photography, the mystery of a photograph is perhaps not the reality, but what is hidden underneath. John Berger has written “the true [...]

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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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