Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

Damaso Reyes: Native New York, An Ongoing Visual Journey

A cutout of the Statue of Liberty guards a tree from dogs in Brooklyn. Photographed with a Leica M6 on Kodak Portra 400 film © Damaso Reyes

I belong to that seemingly rarest of species: the Native New Yorker. I was born and raised in the city, even going to college there. But since then I have spent most of my adult life wandering the globe, first living in Southeast Asia for a year and a half and for the last nine [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Japonisme and the Aesthetics of Photography

© Aaron C. Greenman

As many of us know, and many of us will discover in our own lifetimes, Japan is a place existing within its own unique sense of rhythm. Perhaps no where is there a country so at once embracing and creating the future while at the same time eying and honoring its past. On travels in [...]

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Ceci Menchetti: ADC Festival of Art + Craft

© Ceci Menchetti

Ceci Menchetti from The Art Directors Club shares her recap of the ADC Festival of Art + Craft on behalf of CREEM magazine. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken using the Leica X Vario. Welcome to Miami! Miami is a city unlike any other. In fact, some say it can [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Pastoral Geometry in Zeeland

© Aaron C. Greenman

In the southwest corner of The Netherlands sits Zeeland, an area of profound beauty and tumultuous history. In a country that exists largely below sea level, and one that has made its national struggle a triumph over the oceans – “beter voorkomen dan genezen” (better to prevent than to cure) – Zeeland has shaped its landscape [...]

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Jenna Putnam: Art Beyond The Armory

© Jenna Putnam

Jenna Putnam, a CREEM magazine contributing writer and photographer, let’s us in on some of the art happenings in New York outside of Armory Arts Week. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken using the Leica X Vario. While the art world elite and art plebeians alike clamored for a piece of [...]

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Katerina Simonova: Armory Arts Week

© Jenna Putnam

Katerina Simonova, the Editor in Chief of CREEM magazine, shares her recap of Armory Arts Weeks. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken by Jenna Putnam using the Leica X Vario. Now that the dust has settled from the last lone crate that was moved out of the final fair and the art world [...]

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Andrew Reed Weller: Parallax Correction

© Andrew Reed Weller

Andrew Reed Weller is a photographer originally from Cleveland, Ohio and now based in New York City. He is currently focused on printing from his backlog of images, loving people and cooking them tasty food, as well as taking care of an increasing number of plants. Andrew has traveled to 37 countries, with extended stays [...]

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Claudio Majorana: U.S.A. 1957 – First Sicilian Mission To United States

The Sicilian Delegation, © Claudio Majorana

My name is Claudio Majorana. I’m a photographer and a medical student. Five years ago, as a birthday present from my father, I received a box of negatives that had been stored in the attic of our family country house for about 50 years. In my family there has always been a strong passion for photography, [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Facing Reality in a Virtual World

© Aaron C. Greenman

There is so much about the modern world, and our experiences within it, that is virtual. Cities teem with foreign neighborhoods, adapted shadows of their homes; movies and television transport us to other lands, without risk or consequence; the internet, where the lure of virtual travel, taste, sociability, gaming, porn, is limitless. And what have [...]

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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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Aaron C Greenman: Passing Time On India’s Rooftop

© Aaron C. Greenman

Just 1,200 kilometers from the immense metropolis of the National Capital Region, and 400 kilometers from the picturesque yet often tensioned Srinagar, sits the capital of a place unlike any other: Ladakh. Heavily influenced by Tibetan culture and Buddhism, Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, Kashmir and Jammu to the west, Lahaul and Spiti to [...]

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Katerina Simonova: Art Basel Miami Beach; Photos by Morgan Miller

© Morgan Miller

Katerina Simonova, the Editor in Chief of CREEM magazine, shares her experience at Art Basel Miami Beach. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken by Morgan Miller using the Leica X Vario and the Leica C cameras. The question I was asked most often while at Art Basel Miami is why [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows: Ben Gore

© Ben Gore

Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next installment of his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves. Name: Ben Gore Age: 25 Hometown: Originally Pompano Beach, Florida [...]

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Aaron C Greenman: Moscow Anonymous

© Aaron C. Greenman

To the photographer on the street, nothing is as sacred as anonymity. Like nightfall and its cover of darkness, anonymity protects from unwanted attention or prying eyes, allowing the photographer to move through the midst of the city, watching and blinking with his camera while few take notice. Such cover becomes particularly important in Moscow, [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Spain: Moments Behind the Headlines

© Aaron C. Greenman

To the average citizen reading about Spain in the newspapers these days, the headlines are painfully repetitive, highlighting the country’s troubles exacerbated by an ill-conceived – or perhaps simply half-baked – Eurozone. The topics of conversation, which often undermine more serious and nuanced efforts to explain the country’s issues, are typical, and made for entertainment [...]

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