Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Jide Adeniyi-Jones: “Photography Forced Me to Establish a Point of View”

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Jide Adeniyi-Jones is a documentary photographer currently based in Kenya. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1952, he entered the field of professional photography twenty years later while in London. Since then he has developed long-term personal projects and more commercial assignments in Africa, Europe and the United States. Here, he introduces us to an ongoing [...]

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Andrew Stuart: Documenting Rock from the Inside with a Leica M

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If Andrew Stuart’s images of rock musicians seem to convey a special dynamism, intensity, and authenticity, it’s certainly a testament to his extraordinary talent as a photographer. But it’s also a result of spending a long time in the music business before becoming a photographer and having the good fortune to be mentored and inspired [...]

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#LeicaFotopark: Monika Bulaj is Here, Where are You?

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Leica Camera is celebrating the grand opening of Leica Fotopark, the online platform where you can discover, exchange, organize and create! This series examines the photographers who are the first members of the Leica Fotopark community and helped test the platform. Here they share their thoughts and impressions. Monika Bulaj, born in 1966, is a [...]

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Mack Magagane: Constructing within the Already Constructed

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Mack Magagane is a 24-year-old, Johannesburg-based photographer. In the interview below, we discuss his first body of work, “Light Hours”, created in Johannesburg in 2009. This project became the basis for his next projects, modes of vision and construction of images. In this series, his deep interest in architecture meets his fascination for the uncanny [...]

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Joachim Baldauf: Beauty Looks 2015

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In a photo shoot with model Lena Gercke, Joachim Baldauf gave expression to his notion of Beauty Looks for 2015. Characteristic to his work, the Berlin photographer – whose emphasis lies on portrait and fashion – takes a very personal approach, with a distinctive sense for avant-garde styling. In an interview, Baldauf reveals why working [...]

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Andy Spyra: Out of the Dark

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2015 marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Many Armenians survived the massacre because they were taken in and hidden by Kurdish or Turkish families. Many of their descendants only found out about their origins decades later. Photographer and Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner Andy Spyra set out in search of their story. We spoke [...]

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Dolorès Marat: Everything is an Excuse for a Potential Photo

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Creator of a poetic, singular oeuvre in colour, magnified by Atelier Fresson prints, we talk here to Dolorès Marat, a grand figure of photography, whose “Mille rêves” exhibition (A Thousand Dreams) inaugurates the new Leica Store in Paris on 105-109 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, with its gallery, book store and Leica Akademie (December 1, 2014 [...]

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#LeicaFotopark: Fred Mortagne is Here, Where are You?

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Leica Camera is celebrating the grand opening of Leica Fotopark, the online platform where you can discover, exchange, organize and create! This series examines the photographers who are the first members of the Leica Fotopark community and helped test the platform. Here they share their thoughts and impressions. Fred Mortagne is a self-taught French director [...]

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Simone Schedoni: Leica Meets Schedoni to Create Unique Items

Schedoni for Leica System Case

Schedoni s.r.l. is an Italian, Modena-based and family-run company, whose history, skills and experience in working leather to create high-standard goods go back to 1880. After detailing his company’s spirit, evolution and main business, Simone Schedoni, chairman of the firm, discusses how the collaboration with Leica Camera originally came about to design the “Schedoni for [...]

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Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq: Homage to the Vanishing Ice of Greenland

© 2012 Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq

Name: QITITTUT, DANCING ANCESTORS © 2012 Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq/Sven Nieder/Light Ambassadors: Adam Lyberth, Helena Eva Lyberth, Ursilla Poulsen, Tina Lyberth, Juliane Abrahamsen, Anguak Niko Lennert Tech Data: Leica S, Elmarit-S 30 mm, ISO 320, f/3.4, 45 seconds “Only by melting the ice in the heart of Man does Man have a chance to change and [...]

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Arto Saari: The Fine Art of Airport Skateboarding

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A professional skateboarder for 15 years, Arto Saari is also a remarkably adept self-taught photographer with an unerring instinct for dynamic composition, capturing high-speed action, and sophisticated use of lighting. Given the unlikely assignment of capturing some of the world’s top skateboarders soaring through the air at Helsinki Airport to promote Finnair, he chose the [...]

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Jean-Jacques Ruchti: On Track

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Among other things, Swiss photographer Jean-Jacques Ruchti works for the Sauber Formula 1 Racing Team. He photographs with a Leica M8 and a Leica S2. In the above video, which was produced for Leica for photokina, you can see him working at the race track. Q: What made you decide to become a professional photographer? [...]

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Destination Stories: François Fontaine, Photograms of a Dream-Like Paris, Part 2

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In part two of our interview with François Fontaine, we continue our visual tour through Paris for his joint commission with Starwood Luxury Collection Hotels and Leica Camera and explore his use of the Leica X Vario for this project. You can read our initial interview with François here. Q: What’s your relation to the Leica? [...]

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#LeicaFotopark: Markus Berger is Here, Where are You?

© Markus Berger

Leica Camera is celebrating the grand opening of Leica Fotopark, the online platform where you can discover, exchange, organize and create! This series examines the photographers who are the first members of the Leica Fotopark community and helped test the platform. Here, they share their thoughts and impressions. Markus Berger is an Austrian photographer who [...]

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Andrew Kaufman: Documenting the Disappearing Street Art of Wynwood

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Andrew Kaufman is an artist that doesn’t fit the mold of many of his contemporaries. He produces a tremendous amount of personal work, in every photographic format imaginable, and is really someone impossible to categorize. One day he might be shooting 6×7 for an ad client and the next 4×5 for a personal project. He [...]

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