Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Hilary Wallis: Documenting Haiti Through Empathetic Eyes

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Hilary Wallis earned a B.S. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida, Gainesville and studied British History and Politics independently at the FSU London Study Center in the UK. Wallis has been a documentary photographer covering human-interest stories in Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Guatemala and Haiti. She has also served as a photographer [...]

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Flash by Lenny Kravitz

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In “Flash,” Lenny Kravitz captures the essence of what it’s like to be a rock star who’s constantly in the public eye. The result is an intense exploration of the photographer and his subject. This thrilling collection documents Kravitz’s world tours, offering a rare record of the nomadic musical life. After premiering at Leica Gallery Los Angeles, [...]

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John Palmer: Dignity In Tragedy In Black-And-White

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John Palmer, born in Yorkshire, England, currently lives in Serbia. An accomplished master photographer, he documented the aftermath of the devastating 2014 floods in Serbia, and reveals the indomitable resilience and kindness of the Serbian people. Q: What camera equipment do you generally use? A: A Leica M6 currently, but I also have an M9P [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Tom Woods, Ghost Towns

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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 Tom Woods, a photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. From travelling the area in his father’s Ford Galaxie 500 as a child, to [...]

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Masahiko Kishino: Moments Captured by Chance

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Masahiko Kishino is a Japanese-born professional photographer who now splits his time between Japan and France. He refers to himself as a “stateless person.” He has previously exhibited at the Leica Gallery Tokyo Ginza and shoots mainly with the Leica M6, Leica M7 and Leica MP. He spoke to us about taking photos of unknown [...]

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Christoph Spranger: Jumpin’ On A Vibe To Catch That Feeling

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Born in Plauen, Germany 1n 1990, Christoph Spranger began shooting pictures in his early teens, inspired by his passion for skateboarding. Later on, he underwent three years of training in a photo studio, and since 2012 he’s worked as a freelance photographer worldwide, providing images for such iconic lifestyle clients as Sennheiser, Adidas, Red Bull, [...]

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HG Esch: A Bird’s Eye View of China with the Leica S

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Opening today, images of China taken from a bird’s eye perspective, will be on display at the Chinese Embassy in Berlin. The exhibit will then move to the Chinese Cultural Centre on June 16 where they will be open to the public. In addition to historic pictures taken by aviation pioneer Count Wulf-Diether Graf zu [...]

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Lisa Kutzelnig and Richard Schabetsberger: Gaisberg Races 2015

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Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Mercedes, AC Cobra, Iso Rivolta, Lotus, Jaguar, Jensen, Sunbeam, Bristol, Bentley, and so on… on June 3rd, top-class auto mobile VIPs, with their equally top-class, rare vintage beauties (built until 1969) came together to present their sports, touring and racing cars to thousands of old timer [...]

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Bertrand Meunier: Suburbia

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Photographer Bertrand Meunier is a member of the Tendance Floue collective. His long work on the Chinese industrial world won him many awards, including the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2001 and the Niépce Award in 2007. Coinciding with his exhibition of over forty photos at the Paris 8e Leica Store Gallery, which runs until June [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Jono Slack, The Spring Dream

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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 Jono Slack, an entrepreneur and a beta tester for Leica. Jono was born and brought up in St Ives, Cornwall. His mother Janet was [...]

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Darren Centofanti: Finding the Gold in the Magic Carpet

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Here is the captivating tale of how a young Australian advertising and fashion photographer on assignment for an insightful client created a transcendent and heartfelt documentary on the ancient tradition of rug making in rural India. Q: Can you provide us some background information on your India rug images and where they were taken? A: [...]

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Jack English: Exploring Los Angeles in Black-and-White

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Jack English, born in 1948, is a photographer, known for his work in the film and music industry. Before becoming a full-time photographer, he worked for oil companies in Madagascar, Nigeria and rigs in the North Sea and as a stylist in the 1970s and 1980s. English’s interest in photography grew from a longstanding love of [...]

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Alexander Bietz: Two One-Of-A-Kind Cameras for a Good Cause

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Back in March 2015, the charitable organization Kinderlachen e. V. received a check of over 5000 euros, the result of a fundraiser where Leica had agreed to double any donations received. Now, on June 13, two one-of-a-kind cameras – a Leica M and an M-E based on designs created by school children from Dortmund – [...]

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Craig Cutler: The Idea Behind the Image

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A brilliant master photographer, Craig Cutler reveals his work, his life, and the mindset and techniques of his unique creative process that enable him to capture timeless images that explore transcendent realities. Q: What camera and equipment do you use? A: I have a Leica M-System and Leica S-System, both for different reasons. I use [...]

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Ayman Oghanna: Stepping Over the Line

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The Islamic State (IS) terror militia are hunting down those of other faiths and opposing political views. More than one million people have fled: many ran to the relative security of the Kurdish regions, but maybe not for long. Kurdish State or Islamic State? And who is on which side? Ayman Oghanna portrayed the situation in [...]

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