Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

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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David Campany: The Open Road

Joel Meyerowitz, Florida, 1970 © Joel Meyerowitz, Courtesy of the artist and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

David Campany is a writer, curator and artist. He is the past recipient of the ICP Infinity Award, the Krazna-Krauss Book Award, and the Royal Photographic Society’s award for writing and teaches at the University of Westminster, London. Previous books include Art and Photography (2003), Photography and Cinema (2008), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), [...]

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Michael Fackelmann: Munich and Hamburg, A Declaration of Love

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Photographer Michael Fackelmann captured images of two major German cities 15 years after the end of the World War II. While still at school, Fackelmann began documenting life on the streets of his hometown, Hamburg. In order to complete his studies at photography school, he moved from the north to the south of Germany in [...]

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Hermann Schwarz: Retrospective at the Classic Expo Salzburg of the Racing Car Driver Otto Mathé

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A love of solid mechanics is something that Leica and vintage cars have in common. Hand-made quality that lasts for years and that transforms cameras and cars from basic commodities into collector items. Both things are found at the Classic Expo Salzburg – the lovingly maintained cars that bring the past into the present, and [...]

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York Hovest: One Hundred Days in Tibet

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As part of Leica Camera’s program of events at photokina, numerous lectures and book signings were held. Today, we take a look at York Hovest’s photography book “One Hundred Days in Tibet – The Promise,” which he spoke about on the last day of photokina. Previously, we have featured his fashion work on the blog. York [...]

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Matt Stuart: Pedestrians at Photomonth

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A street photographer born in Harrow, North West London, in 1974, Matt Stuart has been shooting on the street with Leica cameras since 1996. Matt has been part of numerous solo & group exhibitions and was included in “Street Photography Now” published by Thames & Hudson in 2010. He is a member of the international [...]

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D-Nice: Hip-Hop Portraits at photokina 2014

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This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraced all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring D-Nice, a hip-hop artist and photographer whose images of his famous friends give those of us [...]

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Giulio Rimondi: Dream Girls

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Giulio Rimondi was born in Italy in 1984. He pursued classical studies, receiving a degree in Letters. After graduating he began to travel, driven by passion and curiosity. It was then that he began his artistic career and became increasingly involved in photography. He has contributed to international publications like The New York Times Lens, [...]

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Ed Templeton: Plastic Plant Places at Photomonth

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Ed Templeton, born in 1972, is from Huntington Beach, California. He is a skateboarder, artist, businessman and photographer. Ed has previously been featured in our Leica Portrait series and our Rolling Through the Shadows series. We caught up with Ed to talk about his upcoming exhibition “Plastic Plant Places,” running from October 16-October 22 at Leica [...]

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Lois Hechenblaikner: Tirolean Perspectives at photokina 2014

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This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraced all facets of music photography, and today, we focus on Lois Hechenblaikner, a photographer who takes a serious look at folk music fans. The fans [...]

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Michael Agel: The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix and the Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f/2.4

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In early August, Leica photographer Michael Agel had the chance to document the 42nd edition of the famous annual AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, a paramount festival of historic motorsports taking place at the world-celebrated Nürnburgring in Germany. Q: Michael, considering the fact that you previously documented the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bensberg Classics and the [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Jennifer Trausch’s 8X10 Exposures and Mark Arnon Rosen and Wendy Marvel’s Mechanical Flipbook

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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Gerd Ludwig: The Long Shadow of Chernobyl at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

Life Endures, Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine, 2005 © Gerd Ludwig/Institute

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. Today, we focus on Gerd Ludwig whose haunting images of Chernobyl won him the 2014 Dr. Erich Salomon Prize. This year, “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl” photo book was published in three languages (including an essay by Michail Gorbachev). Gerd Ludwig was born [...]

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Jürgen Schadeberg: My South Africa: Jazz & Politics at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

N.Mandela in his cell on Robben Island (revisit} 1994 © Jurgen Schadeberg

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Jürgen Schadeberg, a photographer who captures the “rawness” of the jazz musicians of 1950′s South [...]

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Hall of Fame Winner Thomas Hoepker at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

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This year’s exhibition program at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014 includes Leica cultural projects including the project “Wanderlust” (teNeues) from this year’s Hall of Fame award winner Thomas Hoepker, a retrospective of his outstanding oeuvre.  With simple humility, Thomas Hoepker has always seen himself as nothing more than an assignment photographer, someone interested in [...]

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