Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Scott Chitoff: Documenting the World of Zumba

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As chief legal counsel for Zumba, the internationally acclaimed body movement and exercise program, Scott Chitoff gets to travel the world documenting, among other things, the amazingly adept performances of its instructors and their wildly enthusiastic fans. He was born in Syracuse, NY, raised in Plantation, FL, and now lives in Hollywood, Florida. This is [...]

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Simon Emmett: A Varied Approach with the Leica S-System

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Simon Emmett was born in London in July 1969. From an early age, he was fascinated with the camera. After taking a short foundation course in photography, he eventually got his first full-time assisting position. He shot his first story for British Vogue in 1997. Although he initially focused on beauty photography, he became more [...]

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Michael Fackelmann: Munich and Hamburg, A Declaration of Love

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Photographer Michael Fackelmann captured images of two major German cities 15 years after the end of the World War II. While still at school, Fackelmann began documenting life on the streets of his hometown, Hamburg. In order to complete his studies at photography school, he moved from the north to the south of Germany in [...]

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York Hovest: One Hundred Days in Tibet

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As part of Leica Camera’s program of events at photokina, numerous lectures and book signings were held. Today, we take a look at York Hovest’s photography book “One Hundred Days in Tibet – The Promise,” which he spoke about on the last day of photokina. Previously, we have featured his fashion work on the blog. York [...]

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Giulio Rimondi: Dream Girls

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Giulio Rimondi was born in Italy in 1984. He pursued classical studies, receiving a degree in Letters. After graduating he began to travel, driven by passion and curiosity. It was then that he began his artistic career and became increasingly involved in photography. He has contributed to international publications like The New York Times Lens, [...]

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Lois Hechenblaikner: Tirolean Perspectives at photokina 2014

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This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraced all facets of music photography, and today, we focus on Lois Hechenblaikner, a photographer who takes a serious look at folk music fans. The fans [...]

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Michael Agel: The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix and the Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f/2.4

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In early August, Leica photographer Michael Agel had the chance to document the 42nd edition of the famous annual AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, a paramount festival of historic motorsports taking place at the world-celebrated Nürnburgring in Germany. Q: Michael, considering the fact that you previously documented the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bensberg Classics and the [...]

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Ted Dwane: Demon Drome Wall of Death

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Ted Dwane is a London based photographer and musician in the Grammy Award winning band Mumford & Sons. Ted recently attended The Goodwood Revival on behalf of Leica, along with Mary McCartney, and was granted special access to capture this wonderful festival. Below are his impressions of the Demon Drome Wall of Death, which was on-hand [...]

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Jamie Cullum: Passion for Photography and Music at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

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Jaime Cullum, a Leica enthusiast exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina, gave a surprise performance debuting his new album ‘Interlude’ in Germany with Leica at photokina! This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of [...]

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Georges Yammine: A Spark of Hope – The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

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This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Georges Yammine, a musician and photographer whose exhibit “A Spark of Hope – The West-Eastern [...]

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Florian Wagner: Adventure Germany, Part 2

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Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. Besides numerous publications for newspapers like the Süddeutsche Zeitung and magazines like Stern, Playboy, National Geographic, GQ and Focus, he has been exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is featured in [...]

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Louis Foubare: Making Every Minute Count

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Louis Foubare was born in Tennessee during WWII. His first memories of using a camera come from his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. During college, he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team and had to pursue other avenues so photography fit right into his life then. Louis worked in International Finance [...]

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Craig Semetko: Impressions from St. Moritz Art Masters

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I spent last week at the St. Moritz Art Masters in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The first one took place in 2008. In the past seven short years, it has become one of the premiere art festivals in the world, featuring such diverse contemporary artists as Ai Weiwei, Steve McCurry, James Turell and Joel Meyerowitz, among dozens [...]

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Julian Kröhl: Discovering Vietnam in Black-and-White

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To remove the colorful palette from the lively markets of Vietnam may seem astounding, but Julian Kröhl’s series proves that it can be done. As a child, he walked around looking through the viewfinder of his grandfather’s analogue camera. Today, he studies communications design and works as a freelance photographer. At the beginning of the [...]

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Steven Foon: Tale of a Joyful Enthusiast and his Journey, Part 2

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When it comes to photography, Steven Foon is a serious enthusiast who finds great joy in his work. In part one of our interview, Steven detailed his journey with Leica cameras. Here, Steven shares more about his images and hopes for the future. Q: It seems that your overarching goal is to capture unscripted images [...]

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