Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Marco del Pra’: Documenting a Village Before it Dissapears

1 © Marco del Pra'

A compassionate photographer creates a compelling scroll-documentary that captures the humanity of a small town and exposes the hypocrisy of Germany’s vaunted energy transformation. Marco del Pra’ was born in Italy in 1979. He studied photography in Milan and visual communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Based in Berlin since 2005 he is [...]

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Jay Tyrrell: Atomic Mirrors, A Conceptual Art Exploration of Aloneness

© Jay Tyrrell

A fine art photographer who has also produced award-winning photojournalistic coverage of war, protest and conflict, Jay Tyrrell is a retired stock trader who has pursued his passion for photography intensively over the last two decades. In his latest project, Atomic Mirrors, he explores the universal and cosmic sense of aloneness in the universe in [...]

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Osley Pérez, Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 2

Untitled I © Osley Perez

Osley Pérez is a Cuban-born photographer who came to the United States five years ago. He has placed in both Leica Camera’s X Vario City Challenge in Miami and LFI’s Me and My Leica X competition. In part two of our interview, Osley goes in-depth about his photography and some of his images from his [...]

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Laurent Nivalle: Le Mans Classic

© Laurent Nivalle

Held every two years, Le Mans Classic offers a great retrospective of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the third consecutive time, Leica Camera France participated in this great event and had the honor of hosting Laura Kaufmann and her brother Max Kaufmann. Their presence was greatly appreciated by our customers. For the occasion, [...]

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Drew Gurian: Focusing on the Intersection of Photography and Music Culture

Ted Dwane - Portrait © Drew Guarian

Drew Gurian has an uncanny ability to seek out and capture raw and intimate moments. That is what defines his style. His personal aesthetic has translated seamlessly to brands like Red Bull and Urban Outfitters, and his work has graced the pages of world-class publications including Rolling Stone Magazine and The New York Times. Gurian began his [...]

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Amedeo Turello: A Natural Way of Seeing with the Leica S-System

© Amedeo Turello

Born and raised in Italy, Amedeo M. Turello studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. He has been a consultant for various high-level international luxury brands as well as a freelance art director for luxury editorial projects and has dedicated himself to fashion photography since 1999. His involvement with photography grew from a natural love of [...]

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Jack English: Redefining the Genre of Film Stills

© Jack English

A photographer well known for his work in the film and music industry, Jack English was born in 1948 in Leicester, England. 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 [...]

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Osley Pérez: Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 1

Forbidden © Osley Perez

Osley Pérez was born in Pinar Del Rio a province in the western end of Cuba and his inclination toward the visual arts was greatly influenced by his mother who took family pictures with an old medium format Russian film camera to record the family’s memories. He studied plastic arts for a short time and [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Paul Borg Olivier, My Valletta

© Paul Borg Olivier

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 tells the story of Paul Borg Olivier. From Mayor of Valletta to telling the story of his city, from a IIIc to an M9-P [...]

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Joseph M. Goric: Enthusiastically Exploring the World of Photography

© Joseph M. Goric

Joseph M. Goric is a 28 year-old amateur photographer with a growing passion for photography who was born and raised in Jerusalem. Self-taught, he continuously finds himself attracted to various photography styles. He is mostly drawn to documentaries, portraits and black-and-white images. In addition to photography he is a watch enthusiast; he spends quite some [...]

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René Staud: Impressions from Mille Miglia with the Leica S-System

© René Staud

Q: In your studio, you, as a photographer, create fascinating images of wonderful cars. When did you begin to specialize in shooting cars as a subject? A: That was quite early on; I shot my first session with cars in 1971 and delivered fantastic results. Since then, I’ve tried my hand at all sorts of [...]

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Dennis Welsh: Telling Stories with Passion, Precision and Empathy

Hopkins © Dennis Welsh

Dennis Welsh has been a nationally recognized commercial photographer and director for nearly 20 years, creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of clients ranging from the travel and tourism industry to healthcare and the outdoor industry. He has traveled the world using his unique visual perspective to enhance the brand identities of numerous national [...]

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Haoming Wang: Portraying Real Life

© Haoming Wang

Born in Wuxi China in 1985, Haoming Wang moved with has family to Singapore where he lived for five years before emigrating to his present home in Sydney, Australia. He became interested in photography starting in 2007 and acquired his first Leica shortly thereafter, which sparked his interest in photography as creative expression. Inspired by [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows: Claudio Majorana

Kid at Palermo (Sicily) Go Skate Day 2011 © Claudio Majorana

Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next installment of his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves. Name: Claudio Majorana Age: 27 Hometown: Catania, Sicily, Italy Sponsors: [...]

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Guillem Valle: The Sea Inside

© Guillem Valle

The Malaysian island of Nabul is a very peaceful place. There is where the Bajau live. Indigenous to the area, they are among the ocean nomads of the world, spending their lives aboard their boats. LFI spoke to photographer Guillem Valle about the concepts of states, identity, freedom and a magical underwater world. Below is [...]

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