Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

David Lykes Keenan: Witnessing Life through Photography

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Mohan Bhasker: Magnificent Obsession, Part 2

Santorini Caldera at Sunrise, Greece

Mohan Bhasker is a photographer and doctor based in the Los Angeles area who treks across the earth capturing landscapes. In the second part of our interview, Mohan further describes his “priority to capture God’s creations” and share them with the world. You can read part one of our interview with Mohan here. Q: In [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Creating Images With Layers of Meaning

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A fine art photographer reveals his cinematic-inspired working method, his exclusive use of the Leica M Monchrom, and how he creates transcendent juxtapositions that challenge our conventional views of the world. A consummate artist who employs the literalism of the photographic process, Marc Erwin Babej creates engaging and multifaceted images that take the viewer beyond [...]

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Mohan Bhasker: Magnificent Obsession, Part 1

Mt. Everest Region at Sunrise, Nepal

Mohan Bhasker captures transcendent landscapes of the earth’s most awesome locations and is obsessed with traveling to remote, exotic, and exquisitely beautiful places. Born and raised in India, he came to the USA at an early age, and graduated from UCLA. When he’s not on one of his far-flung treks shooting spectacular photographs, he works [...]

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Adam Marelli: Traces Of A Lost Ceremony

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Adam Marelli is based in New York City, graduated from New York University (with a degree in sculpture and photography), apprenticed with a master builder for 10 years, and spent seven years studying with Zen monks before opening his present studio. He’s also a member of The Explorers Club AR’13, exhibits his sculpture and photography [...]

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Grace Law: Capturing The Artistry of Light In Its Purest Form

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Grace Law is a very serious enthusiast photographer based in Hong Kong. Her debut solo photo exhibition “MONOTONE” was held at the Hong Kong International Airport in late 2013, sponsored by Schmidt Marketing (H.K.) Ltd. Twenty monochrome images were selected from her first photo book “MONOTONE” for exhibition. Her timeless images of the Northern Lights [...]

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Andy Richter: Allowing the Unexpected to Emerge

© Andy Richter

Andy Richter, born in 1977, is a photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working in documentary, nonprofit and commercial photography. Andy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Spanish and Psychology. His clients include UNICEF, USAID, The Travel Channel, Time, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Discover and Outside, among others. He is [...]

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