Archive for the ‘Photographers’ Category

Juan Arredondo: Documenting Colombia’s Exploited Child-Soldiers

© Juan Arredondo

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

© Michael Agel

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

© Anthony Acosta

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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Robin Sinha: Transcontinental Serendipity, Part 1

© Robin Sinha

For me, street photography is a continuous, personal exploration. In the past I have underestimated its difficulty and required discipline. In practice it became immediately evident that a good image takes time and effort. Of course, very occasionally, a gift from the gods presents itself right in front of you. If only the gods were [...]

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Mary Ellen Mark: Man and Beast

© Mary Ellen Mark

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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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 27

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Uphill in Thailand

© Aaron C. Greenman

In the Thai north – far from the honeymoon beach-oriented oases of the south that are so appealing to western tourists – live the indigenous peoples of Thailand, traditionally referred to as “chao khao”, meaning “mountain or forest people”. To foreign eyes, the setting is a romantic evocation of Asian jungle, with layered, green-coated mountains [...]

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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

© Marc Erwin Babej

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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Peter McCollough: A Shifting Line of Art and Advertising

© Peter McCollough

Last year I documented an event in San Francisco for Absolut Vodka that was a little unlike anything I had done before. The idea was to take a city block, paint it white and then have artists from all over the United States paint, sculpt, plant and crochet their work onto the buildings. A commercially-oriented [...]

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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

© Adam Marelli

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

© Grace Law

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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