Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Ruslan Pelykh: In Love With The Big Apple

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Ruslan Pelykh was born in a small Ukrainian town into a family of photographers. Throughout his childhood he was passionate about art and spent his days creating surrealistic drawings. While receiving a technical education, he freelanced as an artist and sold popcorn in a movie theater, just so he could watch movies for free. After [...]

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Sim Tiak Siew: Shooting Freely with the Leica T

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Sim Tiak Siew was born in Pengang, Malaysia but received his early education in a small village at the border of Thailand and Malaysia. He moved to Singapore after high school in the early 1990s and enrolled in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts where he studied graphic design. He began his photographic career as an [...]

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Luciano Checco: The Other Singapore

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A passionate humanist and documentary photographer, Luciano Checco was born in Aosta, Italy in 1954, moved to Singapore in 1992, and is now Vice President of a German company that supplies equipment to the oil and gas industry. This is the story of how he created a portfolio that exposes the exploitation and human misery [...]

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Ben Molina: Appropriately Untitled

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Ben Molina is a graphic designer currently based in the Bay Area in California. His work has been featured in several group shows and local publications in California. Currently, he is also part of a major street photography exhibition in Manila in the Philippines. In 2014, his “Now Here, Nowhere” slideshow was among those featured [...]

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Edouard Elias: The Foreigners

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Since the end of 2013, France has sent more than 1200 soldiers to the Central African Republic – including a large number of foreign legionnaires. They come from different countries and fight for a common cause: the end of the civil war. Photographer Edouard Elias accompanied the troops. We spoke with him about his motivation, [...]

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Lorenzo Tugnoli: The Little Book of Kabul

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The photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli set out for Kabul with the author, Francesca Recchia, to do a portrait of the city’s creative scene for a very special book project. In their “The Little Book of Kabul,” they show that Afghanistan has more to offer than just war and destruction. The full portfolio can be found in [...]

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Nick Rains: Delivering Uncompromising Image Quality with the Leica T Camera System

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Nick Rains has been a full-time professional photographer since 1985 when he left the United Kingdom in search of adventure. He ended up in Australia, where is currently based, and has worked in commercial, landscape and travel photography. Since 1997 he has written and photographed six books. He has worked as a contributing photographer for Australian Geographic magazine [...]

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Lisa Leone: Capturing the Feeling and Emotion in Spaces

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Bronx-born Lisa Leone graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in photography. She began her career as a photographer shooting musicians such as Moby, Lauryn Hill and Maxwell, as well as personalities like Debi Mazar and Spike Lee. She worked for British Vogue and VIBE where she was a contributing photographer [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Jonathan Castellino, Exploring the Landscape of Uncertainty

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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 Jonathan Castellino, a photo artist who explores “cities within cities” and urges us to think about the issue of a single image [...]

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Arthur Meyerson: Still Falling In Love with Portugal

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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. This [...]

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David Carlier: Adventures in the Alps with a Leica S

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Born in 1972 and raised in Switzerland, David Carlier’s playground has mainly been the Alps and, since the beginning of his career, he’s been bouncing from mountain activities to water sports depending on the season. Nowadays, he works on international adventure projects all around the world, and he says, “My inspiration comes from the sublime [...]

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Dr. Andreas Kaufmann: The Leica Summilux-C (Cine) Lenses and Scientific and Engineering Award®

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The development team at CW Sonderoptic GmbH was honored with the Scientific and Engineering Award® from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the prestigious film industry accolade for technical products and innovations, for the Leica Summilux-C (Cine) lenses. On February 8, 2015 the Academy presented the Academy Plaque® to Iain Neil (optical design) [...]

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Kurt Kamka: Capturing the Essence of Street Life in Manila with Love, Empathy, and a Leica Monochrom

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Born in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Kurt William Kamka is a sought after documentary photographer who shoots street, non-profit and NGO assignments throughout Southeast Asia. After living his whole life in the US, Kurt relocated to Asia in 2011 and is now based in Manila, Philippines, where he uses his camera to document his unique view of [...]

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One Shot with Nicole Struppert

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In this “One Shot” feature, Alex Coghe speaks with Nicole Struppert, a freelance photographer, artist and photo journalist for the dpa Picture-Alliance. Q: Why did you choose this picture to share for this interview? A: Well, good question! I have to admit, it wasn’t an easy choice. I guess I chose this picture because I [...]

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Knut Kühn-Leitz: About Ernst Leitz II

Ernst Leitz II (1871 to 1956)

“My decision is final; we’ll take the risk.” This sentence spoken by Ernst Leitz II in June 1924 ended a long debate with his closest associates about launching the 35 mm camera designed by Oskar Barnack. The decision was to revolutionize photography. A biography, published by Ernst Leitz II’s grandson Dr. Knut Kühn-Leitz, now illuminates [...]

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