Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Pierre-Yves Brunaud: “Walk in the Beauty!” Part Three

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“Walk in the Beauty!” (“Marche dans la beauté”) is an amorous correspondence between two photographers, Flore-Aël Surun and Pierre-Yves Brunaud. Pierre-Yves Brunaud, whose pictures and thoughts complete this three-part publication, is a French photographer born in 1975. He focuses on space, territories, and “inhabited architecture.” With this joint work, he also continues the underlying thread [...]

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Flore-Aël Surun: “Walk in the Beauty!” Part Two

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“Walk in the Beauty!” (“Marche dans la beauté”) is an amorous correspondence between two photographers, Flore-Aël Surun and Pierre-Yves Brunaud. The first part of this interview can be read here. In this second chapter, Flore-Aël Surun – a French photographer born in 1975 and member of the Tendance Floue collective – traces her path on [...]

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Flore-Aël Surun and Pierre-Yves Brunaud: “Walk in the Beauty!” Part One

© Flore-Aël Surun

“Walk in the Beauty!” (“Marche dans la beauté”) is an amorous correspondence between the two photographers Flore-Aël Surun and Pierre-Yves Brunaud. A member of the Tendance Floue collective, Flore-Aël Surun has long worked in engaged documentary photography and focused on peace activists around the world. As for Pierre-Yves Brunaud, whose work is represented by the [...]

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HB Nam: Street Fashion Photography

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Street Fashion Photography is one of the most popular photo categories now in South Korea. HB Nam, known as Nam in the international fashion world, is one of the leading photographers in this field. He has worked with Style.com, Grazia.it, Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. Below, he shares his personal thoughts on photography. Q: Why [...]

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Fred Mortagne: a.k.a FrenchFred: Putting Skaters in their Environment and Beyond, Part 2

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Here is the second part of our interview with renowned skateboarding filmmaker and cameraman, Fred Mortagne (a.k.a. FrenchFred). He shares more images taken with the Leica M Monochrom and his career as a photographer. Read part one here. Q: These pictures were taken with a Leica Monochrom. What are your impressions of this camera? A: [...]

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Fred Mortagne a.k.a FrenchFred: Putting Skaters in their Environment and Beyond, Part 1

© Fred Mortagne

The internationally renowned skateboarding filmmaker and cameraman, Fred Mortagne – a.k.a FrenchFred – shares in this two part series a selection of images taken with a Monochrom in Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon,  Lyon, among others. He also shares his thoughts on his career and the evolution of this urban culture that he has been part of [...]

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Tom Stoddart: Recreating The Battlefield In The Studio For A Cause

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A classic photojournalist leverages his harrowing field experience to create a compelling poster campaign for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). An internationally acclaimed award-winning photojournalist who began shooting for his local newspaper in North East England 43 years ago, Tom Stoddart moved to London in 1978 where he worked extensively for the [...]

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Andrea Urban: Leica X2 Gagosian Edition

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Leica Camera recently announced its collaboration with Gagosian Gallery on the new, limited edition Leica X2 Gagosian Edition. The camera features all-metal construction and black paint splotches dot the camera’s high-grip white leather trim in an Expressionist style. Below, Andrea Urban, the Creative Director for the Gagosian Shop, explains the inspiration behind the camera and [...]

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Jason Andrew: Black Diamonds

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Jason Andrew is an American photojournalist who began his career as an elementary teacher before becoming a full-time, professional photographer in 2006. His clients include The Wall Street Journal, FT Weekend Magazine, and The New Yorker. Jason was also a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2012. His project entitled “Black Diamonds” on [...]

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Kosuke Okahara: Documenting Daily Life in Countries that Don’t Exist

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Kosuke Okahara’s passion is capturing the day-to-day experiences of everyday life in isolated places, and he does so with tenderness and without judgment using a pair of Leica M7 cameras. Born in 1980, Okahara grew up in Tokyo and started his career as a photographer after college, where he studied education. Now living in France, [...]

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Markus Berger: The Fine Art of Commercial Sports Photography

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Markus Berger grew up in what he describes as “a classic average Austrian family in Salzburg” with a father who worked as a lawyer and his mother having worked in sales. Growing up he spent time in his father’s workstation at home painting and building alongside him. Although he was an independent and thoughtful child, [...]

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Kent Miller: The Leica M Monochrom at Fashion Week

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Kent Miller is a commercial photographer based in New York City who has been involved in photography since the late 1980s. He has worked with national and international clients on editorial and advertising productions including P&G Prestige Products, Macyʼs, The Washington Post and GQ Magazine. Below, Kent describes being smitten with the Leica M Monochrom [...]

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Pascal Meunier: Witnessing Intimate Spaces

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Fascinated by what he calls “timeless bastions” – that is, historically-charged places where time nonetheless appears suspended – and after having long worked in the Arab Muslim countries, the Paris-based documentary photographer Pascal Meunier has turned his gaze to Thailand’s Wat Tham, or Buddhist cave temples, which he photographs without omitting the details of everyday [...]

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Agnese Sanvito: Travel Companion with the Leica X Vario

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Last month, travel and architectural photographer Agnese Sanvito took a Leica X Vario along with her on her travels to Stockholm. Agnese works with clients including Time Out, London Festival of Architecture, The British Council, and has several awards under her belt. We caught up with Agnese to hear her thoughts on the X Vario [...]

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Mary Ellen Mark: Nothing More Extraordinary than Reality

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Mary Ellen Mark is a renowned, award-winning photographer. Her work has spanned over 40 years with exhibits all over the world including “Leica: My First Camera” that premiered at the opening of Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles in June 2013 and is now on display at Leica Store Washington DC. Currently, Mary Ellen Mark [...]

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