Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Jordi Cohen: Act of Faith

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Jordi Cohen, born in Manresa, Spain, is a travel photographer based in Barcelona. With a background in the medical field, he has worked for twenty years in the health sector in Spain, Latin America and Africa. He has exhibited his work throughout Europe and the Americas including the San Diego Art Institute, CEH Manege St. Petersburg, [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Santiago Vanegas, Isle of Skye

© Santiago Vanegas

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. This month’s interview is with Santiago Vanegas, an Atlanta-based photographic artist, who brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two [...]

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Carlos Victor Causo: Monochromatic Memories

Kilauea © Carlos Victor Causo

Carlos Victor Causo was born in Cuba and raised in different locations, including Buenos Aires in Argentina and São Paulo in Brazil. After graduating from an American high school abroad, he moved to the United States to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida International University. While in college, Causo landed a full-time [...]

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Stéphané Lavoué: Into the Wild

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In Vermont, the written acronym NEK stands for an area known as the Northeast Kingdom. It is a sonorous name whose origin is attributed to George D. Aiken, former Governor of Vermont and US Senator, who first coined the term in a speech in 1949. They say it was not a preplanned publicity stunt for [...]

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Abdelrahman Gabr: Picturing His Passion for the People of Egypt

Aswan 13 © Abdelrahman Gabr

Born of Egyptian parents and raised in Queens, New York Abdelrahman Gabr grew up in a fascinating cultural melting pot consisting primarily of Korean and Egyptian families, so he was certainly no stranger to the joys and challenges of cultural diversity. After 13 years in the U.S. his family moved to Alexandria, Egypt, another city [...]

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Mark Steigelman: Shooting Out the Back Window of a Fiat 500

Vanity © Mark Steigelman

A photographer and accomplished darkroom worker since his early teens, Mark Steigelman has an eye for the ironic juxtapositions of everyday life, and he devised a brilliant and elegantly simple method of capturing them while stuck in traffic. He describes his life and career as such: “I was born in Newark, NJ in 1963 and [...]

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Enrique Badulescu: Appealingly Different

Enrique Badulescu is counted among the top fashion photographers of today. After graduating from the German School in Mexico City, he studied photography in Munich at the former Bavarian State School for Photography. His international career began in the 1980s in the music business in London when he was working for the British magazine, The [...]

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Glen Craig: A Day in the Life of Miles Davis

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Glen Craig, born in New York City in 1949, started taking pictures at age 12. By 16, his images were published in magazines in the United States and Europe and he later studied at Parsons School of Design in New York. Glen is known for photographing legends in music including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and [...]

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Coco Neuville: Endangered Diversity

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French photographer Coco Neuville is best known for her fashion portraits and series; however, in 2014 she traveled throughout Myanmar to document the lives of the country’s ethnic minorities. Thanks to the women and their fashion, the photographer reveals a multicultural society whose diversity is under threat. More information can be found in the current issue [...]

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Ali Sharaf: Bridging Cultural Gaps Through Photography

© Ali Sheraf

Born in Bahrain in 1980, Ali Sharaf was a fashion designer who became fascinated with photography and pursued his photographic education by traveling to the UK to attend photographic workshops and one-on-one seminars in Manchester and London. There he made enduring connections with fashion photographers and the fashion industry, and transitioned from being a fashion [...]

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Vivianne Peckham: An Authentic Look at the National Zoo

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Vivianne Peckham was born in Antwerp, Belgium; raised mostly in Tucson, Arizona and New England and now resides in Washington, D.C. Her design sensibilities were strongly influenced by Arizona with the hard light, sculptural plant shapes, neon-hued cactus flowers, Native American art, birds and reptiles. She received a B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College [...]

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Oliver Stiehler: Leica Solar Eclipse Event

© Oliver Stiehler

On March 20, 2015, there was a full solar eclipse that was partially visible in Germany. Leica Camera AG issued an invitation to observe the event through their spotting scopes. Oliver Stiehler, a development engineer in the field of sport optics, also presented an astronomic sun telescope. In addition to the live image on a [...]

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Emma de Caunes and Frédéric Stucin: On the Film Les Châteaux de sable (Sand Castles)

© Frédéric Stucin

Several threads connect Olivier Jahan’s film “Les Châteaux de sable” (Sand Castles) to be released in France on April 1, to the world of Leica. Actress Emma de Caunes, who plays the leading role of a photographer, and photographer Frédéric Stucin, who contributed to the film behind the scenes, discuss them here in this joint [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Olaf Willoughby, A Leica in London

© Olaf Willoughby

Usually, Olaf Willoughby interviews other Leica photographers for this blog. This month we turned the tables by asking him to tell us about his work and how he uses his Leica for street photography in London. Q: How do you define your street photography? A: It’s simply about capturing life in the street, revealing the [...]

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Leica Camera Supports the Charity Kinderlachen e.V.

v.l. Markus Limberger (COO Leica  Camera AG), Christian Vosseler (Kinderlachen e.V.), Marc Peine  (Kinderlachen e.V.), Udo Zell (Leica Akademie) Dr. Andreas Kaufmann  (Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender Leica

The collaboration between Leica and the non-profit-making organization Kinderlachen e.V. has certainly paid off. On the afternoon of March 26, 2015, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann presented the CEO of Kinderlachen e.V., Christian Vosseler, with a check for 5,000 Euros. The money was raised through a series of fundraising events organized by the company. On June 13, [...]

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