Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Vincent Laine: Designing the Leica Q


Q: How did you come to work for Leica and what is your exact job title? A: It all started when I designed and published a future design concept for Leica during spare time in university. The project got a lot of exposure in forums and social media online, this is how I finally got [...]

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Al Satterwhite: An All-Encompassing View Of The World

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Among countless accomplishments that have elevated him to the top ranks of today’s contemporary photographers, Al Satterwhite is the acknowledged grandmaster of the fisheye format. Here, in his own incisive and revealing words, is the story behind how he created the images featured in aRound New York, a 30-year retrospective of his spectacular 180º images [...]

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Cheryl Dunn: New York Soul

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Cheryl Dunn was born in Old Tappan, NJ, and currently resides in New York City. She received her BA in Art History from Rutgers University. Cheryl has had numerous group and solo exhibitions around the world, and has had several books published, including “She Swallowed It,” “Sometimes the Answer,” and “Some Kinda Vacation.” Below she [...]

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Anna Mia Davidson: The Real Cuba Seen Through A Lens Of Hope

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Anna Mia Davidson used her classic analog Leica to create a timeless document celebrating the Cuban people. “I view photography as a tool for social change and as a means of telling visual stories that might otherwise get overlooked. I am interested in cultures and communities on the brink of change and in the positive [...]

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Jean-Christian Rostagni: Romance in Paris

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Q: Could you tell us a little bit of the story behind this photo? Where were you? A: This was in Paris in March 1991 at La Palette, one of my favorite cafés in Paris, rue de Seine, in the “Beaux Arts district.” The place is very reminiscent of the ’20s, and a good nose [...]

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Eric Leleu: Day Dreamers in China

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From Northern France, Eric Leleu graduated from EM Lyon with a Master in Management at age 25, and then set his sights on becoming a full-time professional photographer. Aware that Asia was destined to play a major role in the future, he settled in Shanghai in 2005 thanks to two grants from the French Youth [...]

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Carlos Fernandez Laser: On a Grand Tour with the Hardbrakers

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Carlos Fernandez Laser’s main theme is action photography. Born in Bielefeld in 1984, the photographer began his career focusing on BMX athletes, professional mountain bikers, and punk concerts. Nowadays, he lends his talent and techniques to fashion photography. Equipped with a Leica M, he accompanied the Grand Tour of the Hardbrakers (a group of Hamburg [...]

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Gianluca Federighi: Exploring Earth, Sky and Water

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This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, stories, goals and learnings along the way.  Gianluca Federighi, an Italian photographer based in Lucca, Tuscany, injects new energy and drama into the eternal theme of ‘the elements.’ He has taken a serious interest in [...]

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Julia Baier: In Tune

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When the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was looking for a new orchestra photographer in 2000, Julia Baier was a student at the Bremen Art College. It was on the occasion of a concert on the beach in Bremerhaven, that she was invited to a try-out photo shoot. Her pictures convinced the orchestra, and since then she has accompanied [...]

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Max Montgomery: Storytelling with the Leica S

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Max Montgomery is a British photographer who now lives in New York. He has shot for numerous magazines including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Town and Country, and Sunday Times. Some of his advertising clients include Jitrois, Cavalli, HK Intimates, Lot78, Edge o’ Beyond, and Rohmir. Max recently had the opportunity to test the new Leica S [...]

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Scott Tansey: Intimate Images of an Iconic Location

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Scott Tansey has been taking photos for over 40 years. In the mid-1980s he was submitting panoramic images to a stock agency and his photos have been published in a wide range of media including Consumer Reports and Audubon Magazine. In the mid-1990s he switched careers and attended law school. Although he still loves and [...]

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C/O Berlin: Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography

© Jeff Mermelstein

To round off the first year in its new building – the former Amerika Haus – C/O Berlin is presenting the jubilee exhibition Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography from August 22 to November 1, 2015. We spoke with the curator, Felix Hofmann, about the particularities of this, the third location, for the [...]

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Arthur Meyerson: An Intimate View of Where East Meets West

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An accomplished professional photographer for more than four decades, Arthur Meyerson is also a much sought after lecturer and educator at leading photographic workshops. Author of The Color of Light based on his personal photographs, he continues to lead inspirational photographic tours and give back to the field he loves by mentoring up-and-coming photographers. Here [...]

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James Joseph Sebastiano: Answering the Call of the Wild

Leopard Tree © James Joseph Sebastiano

A successful restaurateur and hotelier in Bali, he devotes his creative passion to capturing heartfelt images of wild animals and making a deep connection to the natural world. Born in Connecticut in 1984, James Joseph Sebastiano moved to Florida with his family when he was only a year old, and that’s where he attended school [...]

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Ryan Mah: The Intersection Between Data and Everyday Life

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Ryan is co-founder of Black Rhino Creative, an award winning film production firm dedicated to sharing authentic, intimate and engaging stories. A skilled photographer, graphic designer and passionate story teller, Ryan’s rich background in the creative field led him to film making. His talent for reaching the heart of a brand and translating these needs into [...]

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