Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

James Joseph Sebastiano: Answering the Call of the Wild

Leopard Tree © James Joseph Sebastiano

A successful restaurateur and hotelier in Bali, he devotes his creative passion to capturing heartfelt images of wild animals and making a deep connection to the natural world. Born in Connecticut in 1984, James Joseph Sebastiano moved to Florida with his family when he was only a year old, and that’s where he attended school [...]

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Ryan Mah: The Intersection Between Data and Everyday Life

© Ryan Mah

Ryan is co-founder of Black Rhino Creative, an award winning film production firm dedicated to sharing authentic, intimate and engaging stories. A skilled photographer, graphic designer and passionate story teller, Ryan’s rich background in the creative field led him to film making. His talent for reaching the heart of a brand and translating these needs into [...]

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Jonas Wresch: Land in Sight?

© Jonas Wresch / Agentur Focus.

Jonas Wresch lived in South America for four years, spending most of the time in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The German photographer was struck by the country and its history, and it was there that he discovered the theme for his reportage: since last December indigenous folk of the Nasa tribe have been occupying [...]

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Jing Huang: An Urban Poet in Shenzhen

© Jing Huang

Jing Huang was born in 1987 in Guangzhou, a city in the south of China with around 11 million inhabitants. He studied photography at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts until 2010, and currently lives and works as a photographer in Shenzhen. The city, known mostly for its factories and for having the highest income [...]

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Helen K. Garber: Turning the Camera to the Santa Monica Bay

© Helen K. Garber

Helen K. Garber is known for her night urban landscapes taken in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Venice, Rome, and Paris. Her work resides in many prestigious collections including LACMA, the George Eastman House, International Museum of Film and Photography in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, The Huntington Library, the archives of the [...]

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John DiGiorgio: A View into the Character of New York Streets

© John DiGiorgio

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.  John DiGiorgio, a photographer based in New York, shoots in a pure documentary style, capturing the excitement, beauty and diversity of the human condition on the city [...]

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Giles Penfound: The People at Jodhpur Junction

© Giles Penfound

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1965, Giles Penfound moved to the UK in 1974 with his family. He joined the British army at the age of 20 as an infantry soldier in the Royal Green Jackets. Once he left the infantry, he spent the rest his army career as a professional photographer working the majority of [...]

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Vaydehi Khandelwal: Sleepless In Madrid

© Vaydehi Khandelwal

An emerging artist stalks the streets of Madrid with her camera in the dead of night to create “I AM VERY TIRED,” a documentary of place and self-discovery. She describes her project as “a body of work where I have been in search of situations, actions, objects, and myself.” Q: How would you describe your [...]

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Andy Summers: Del Mondo at the Leica Gallery São Paulo

© Andy Summers

Andy Summers has been a photographer since the early 1980s when he was the guitarist with The Police. He has published three books of photography: “Throb” with William Morrow & Company in 1983, “I’ll Be Watching You” with Taschen in 2007, and “Desirer Walks the Streets” with Nazraeli Press in 2009. He also collaborated with Ralph Gibson [...]

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William Todman: Situational Candids

© William Todman

William “Tripp” Todman was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied fine art at UCLA and his work has been shown at various galleries and museum curated exhibits, and is held in private collections. He currently resides in Downtown LA and shoots internationally. Here is the story of how he used his Leica to [...]

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Lisa Kutzelnig: The Magic Behind the Scenes

© Lisa Kutzenig

Theatre, opera and concerts on a very large stage – the Salzburg Festival is one of the highlights of the summer festival season. However, before the curtain is raised for the first time in the Austrian town, many busy hands have been at work. The young Salzburg photographer, Lisa Kutzelnig, spent three weeks visiting the [...]

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Mary McCartney: Glorious Goodwood

© Mary McCartney

The photographic work of Mary McCartney, who was born in London in 1969, has focused on discovering those rare moments of unguarded, emotionally-charged intimacy that offers us a new insight to the subject. Below, she reflects on shooting last year’s Qatar Goodwood Festival, affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood. This year’s event takes place July 28 [...]

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Miguel Ruiz Jimenez: Looking for More Than Memories

© Miguel Ruiz Jimenez

Miguel Ruiz Jimenez was born in Granada in 1980. He focuses exclusively on analog photography and processes all of his own work in the darkroom. Below, Alex Coghe interviews him about his process. Q: Miguel, how did you begin your story with photography? A: Everything was by chance. One morning in 2007, my brother was browsing [...]

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#LeicaFotopark: Max Malatesta is Here, Where are You?

© Max Malatesta

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. Here they share their thoughts and impressions. Max Malatesta was born on May 22, 1970 in Rome, Italy. He [...]

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Jesse Marlow: Savoring The Streets Of Melbourne

© Jesse Marlow

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jesse Marlow is an accomplished street and commercial photographer whose works are held in public and private collections in Australia and around the world. Images from his two books have been and he published worldwide and he has received numerous awards and honors, including being named the International Street Photographer of [...]

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