Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

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

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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

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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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Edas Wong: Revealing The Extraordinary In The Ordinary with the Leica X1

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A self-taught amateur street photographer with a great eye for capturing ironic and thought-provoking juxtapositions, Edas Wong was born in Hong Kong in 1968, studied telecommunications at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and in 2005 moved to Stockholm, Sweden with his wife Elaine Ho to work as an engineer in the [...]

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Marco Casino: Documenting Staff riding in Katlehong, South Africa

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In this interview, Marco Casino, a finalist in the Leica Talent Italy contest 2012 and close partner of Leica Italia, retraces the steps of “staff riding”, his latest work done in South Africa. It has just been awarded the first prize in the Short Feature category by the jury of the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest. [...]

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Michael Hemy: Balancing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Fashion Imagery

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Michael Hemy is a London-based photographer who grew up in Hampshire, England and later lived in South Africa as a teenager. Michael Hemy subsequently spent six years in Paris, from 2005 to 2011. It was during this period he developed a long-term collaboration with his first client, Louis Vuitton, and has since gone on to [...]

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Meet The Leica Meet: Ed S. Goldberg, Shooting New York City at Night

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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 meets Ed S. Goldberg, an internist and gastroenterologist with a fascination for New York City at night, which he shoots without a tripod. Q: To [...]

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Scott Morvay: Exploring the Synergy Between the Creative and Technical

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Scott Morvay is originally from New Jersey and now lives in Florida. He graduated from Temple University where he studied broadcasting. After college, he started his own production company and has worked with TV networks, corporate clients and voice talent all around the world. He now works as an international fashion photographer and spends his [...]

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Arto Saari: LET US ROAM

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“LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. We previously spoke to Ray about his role in the project. Here we speak with Arto [...]

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