Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Gianluca Panella: Gaza Blackout’s Backstage

© Gianluca Panella

Born in Florence in 1976, Gianluca Panella, is a photographer who has recently been based in Jerusalem. In the course of this interview, he tells us about his journey towards a photojournalism that can fully integrate the author’s vision in rendering information. He also details the ideas and methods behind the creation of his “Gaza [...]

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Curt O. Schaller: Appreciating the Abstraction of Black and White

© Curt O. Schaller

Curt O. Schaller, cameraman, steadicam operator and photographer, works professionally on the development of the optimization of camera stabilizing systems and accessories, for camera accessories manufacturer Sachtler. He now photographs his catalog himself with a Leica M and his R lenses. While perfection in this case is central, when he works on his own projects [...]

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Frank Stewart: The Changing Face of Jazz

© Frank Stewart

Frank Stewart was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in Memphis and Chicago. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA in photography. Stewart has had numerous solo and group shows at Cooper Union Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, [...]

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Oliver Richter: Mountain Hiking with the V-Lux

© Oliver Richter

An instructor at the Leica Akademie, Oliver Richter is involved with courses focusing on picture composition; his main work, however, deals with all the outdoor workshops and experiential travel. Whenever he has a chance, he heads outdoors with a Leica S in his rucksack. But when he recently went on a hike in the mountains, [...]

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François Fontaine: “Silenzio!”

François Fontaine, "Silenzio!" séries, 2012 / Courtesy A. galerie, Paris.

Born in Paris in 1968, photographer François Fontaine is represented by the A.galerie in Paris and the Agence VU. His dreamlike and timeless photographic style bears the traces of his long haul travels, literature and film. On the occasion of the exhibition of his “Silenzio!” series at the Leica space during the famous Paris Photo [...]

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Udo Bernhart: Around the World with a Camera

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Udo Bernhart was young when he first got the itch to travel. From Iceland to Peru, from Patagonia to Mongolia, his book “Draußen: Mit der Kamera durch die Welt” (Out There: Around the World with a Camera) represents a cross section of his extensive travels. At the same time, the pictures witness his long journey [...]

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Peer Kugler: Berlin Wall Memorial

© Peer Kugler

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the city, the Berlin Wall Memorial stands as a reminder of that monstrous construction. Peer Kugler’s photo series “Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer” (Berlin Wall Memorial) reflects the horror still felt for the once more than 150 kilometre-long concrete barrier. Q: Mr. Kugler, [...]

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Matthew Miller: Judy’s Interruption

© Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller was born in 1986 and raised in Los Angeles, where he still lives. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of California at Santa Barbara. Matthew first discovered photography through his parents who had built a darkroom in his childhood home. At the age of 12, he became seriously interested in [...]

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Richard Jinman: A Look at English Life

Glyndebourne, © Richard Jinman

Born in London and raised in Chandler’s Ford in southern England, Richard Jinman studied English Literature and had a long and distinguished career as a print journalist in Australia and the UK before his early interest in photography was rekindled as a passion about six years ago. He’s currently working on a photo book documenting [...]

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Michael Agel: Welcome to the Highlands with the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH.

© Michael Agel

At the end of September, Michael Agel had the chance to do a quick trip to the Highlands of Scotland. Equipped with the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH., he captured the wild beauty of Scotland’s nature. Q: Michael, you consider yourself a true outdoors person. How does spending a lot of time in nature affect [...]

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Philipp Spalek: All-Inclusive

© Philipp Spalek

Philipp Spalek, born in 1984, grew up in East Berlin and Damascus. He learned to speak fluent Arabic while working as a press photographer for the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Shorouk in Cairo. After obtaining a Master of Arts in Modern History and Middle Eastern Studies, he became a full-time photographer and editor. Between 2011 and [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Adam Marelli, Invisible City

© Adam Marelli

This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Adam Marelli, New York City-based artist and photographer who was inspired by author Italo Calvino to see further and discover more of [...]

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Scott Chitoff: Documenting the World of Zumba

© Scott Chitoff

As chief legal counsel for Zumba, the internationally acclaimed body movement and exercise program, Scott Chitoff gets to travel the world documenting, among other things, the amazingly adept performances of its instructors and their wildly enthusiastic fans. He was born in Syracuse, NY, raised in Plantation, FL, and now lives in Hollywood, Florida. This is [...]

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Simon Emmett: A Varied Approach with the Leica S-System

© Simon Emmett

Simon Emmett was born in London in July 1969. From an early age, he was fascinated with the camera. After taking a short foundation course in photography, he eventually got his first full-time assisting position. He shot his first story for British Vogue in 1997. Although he initially focused on beauty photography, he became more [...]

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Hans-Michael Koetzle: Eyes Wide Open

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The exhibition “EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY” opens at the Haus der Photographie at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen on October 24. In addition to showing 500 photographs, there are technical exhibits, films and much more to attract photo enthusiasts to the city. German publishing house Kehrer has produced a book in German and English of [...]

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