Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Mike Selsky: Hunting for the Strange and Obscure in Los Angeles

Wilshire & Vermont, © Mike Selsky

A provocative art photographer, Mike Selsky has an uncanny ability to capture the enigmatic elements of everyday life he encounters in his peripatetic wanderings, now mostly in the Los Angeles area. He was born and grew up in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. In high school his family moved to Europe and he finished school in the [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Stephen Cosh, The Old City

A Framed History © Stephen Cosh

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. Here Olaf interviews Stephen Cosh, a photographer from Scotland who, inspired by a book, has embarked on a long journey to capture the humanity of the city of [...]

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David Burrows: Capturing Beauty to Share With the World

© David Burrows

David Burrows, a talented and thoughtful portrait and figure study photographer, doesn’t consider himself an artist; but he can’t help being captivated by the female form and creates memorable images that showcase its beauty and sensuality. Here in his own words is the heartfelt story of how he came to create the Ingrid portfolio showcased [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Leica X2 in the Service of Cultural Understanding

© Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, writer and researcher living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He specializes in visual communication and does street photography as a hobby. He holds a B.A. from University of Bergen, and a M.A. from University of Copenhagen. Knut runs an annual workshop on street photography, New Street Agenda, in Berlin and is [...]

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Robin Sinha, Transcontinental Serendipity, Part 2

© Robin Sinha

This is the second part of Robin’s journey to Istanbul. Read the first part here. Sometimes it pays to follow your curiosity. On stumbling across a derelict building one afternoon in Istanbul, I pushed open the corrugated metal door and stepped inside. I could hear an animated conversation around the corner that sounded like a [...]

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Andrea Boccalini: Capturing the Human Dignity of the Corviale in Rome

© Andrea Boccalini

Born in Umbria, a small district in Italy, Andrea Boccalini had been a journalist for more than a decade when he switched careers to pursue his passion as a professional photographer. He was thirty when he turned to reportage, working on several projects in Guatemala on child labor and the Campesino movements of resisting the [...]

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David Lykes Keenan: Witnessing Life through Photography

© David Lykes Keenan

David Lykes Keenan’s story is one of reinvention, dedication and finding a voice in photography. After a successful career as a computer engineer and software designer, David rediscovered his long lost interest in photography at the age of 52 and began posting a Picture a Week project to his website. Seven and half years and [...]

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Carolina Navas G: The Real Colombia, From The Heart

© Carolina Navas G

Carolina Navas G, now 35, was born in Cali, Colombia. A graduate in media studies at the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), she has worked as assistant director for advertising, music videos and a short film. As a director she has moved between documentary, video creation and cultural television series like  “La Sub 30″ and [...]

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Daniel Flaschar: Mykita with the Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90 mm and Macro-Adapter M

© Daniel Flaschar

Berlin photographer Daniel Flaschar’s life has taken an unusual course: he started out studying both visual communications and medicine, opting in the end to become a photographer, choosing, as he says, the greater of his two loves. Nowadays he works mostly in advertising – usually with medium format cameras and a large team. For a [...]

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Juan Arredondo: Documenting Colombia’s Exploited Child-Soldiers

© Juan Arredondo

Born in New Jersey and raised in Colombia, Juan Arredondo is a passionate, socially committed photographer who splits his time between Bogotá and New York City. A member of Reportage, an emerging talent program sponsored by Getty Images, he relocated to the United States to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in Organic Chemistry and became [...]

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Alfred Schopf: Valbray and the EL1 Chronograph

© Michael Agel

Leica Camera and Valbray, the renowned Swiss watchmakers, collaborated to produce to the EL1 Chronograph, a special limited edition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. The Valbray EL1 Chronograph will be available only from select Leica Stores starting June 25th 2014. We spoke with Alfred Schopf, CEO of the Management Board of Leica Camera AG [...]

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Oliver Rüther: The Shoemaker with a Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90 mm and Macro-Adapter M

© Oliver Rüther

Photographer Oliver Rüther from Wiesbaden is known for his portraits and reportages, working for many renowned newspapers and magazines as well as agencies and companies in German-speaking countries. He got an early chance to try out prototypes of the new Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90 mm and the Macro-Adapter M for a photo shoot looking over a shoemaker’s [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows: Anthony Acosta

© Anthony Acosta

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: Anthony Acosta Age: 33 Hometown: Norwalk, CA Publication and [...]

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Mary Ellen Mark: Man and Beast

© Mary Ellen Mark

A world-renowned photographer and teacher discusses her latest book that explores the profound connections between humans and animals. One of the most acclaimed and influential photographers of her generation, Mary Ellen Mark has achieved an almost legendary status through her impressive array of books, exhibitions and editorial work for magazines. Her photo-essays and portraits have [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Guiseppe de Santis, Beyond the Palio

© Guiseppe De Santis

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. Here Olaf interviews Guiseppe di Santis, who applies the principles of street photography to the Palio, a medieval horse race in Siena. Q:  Can you tell us a [...]

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