Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Ragnar Axelsson: Around Iceland in 80 Hours

© Ragnar Axelsson

Ragnar Axelsson, also known as RAX, is an Icelandic photographer who was born in 1958. He has been a photographer for Morgunbladid, Iceland’s biggest newspaper, since 1976. Axelsson has also shot numerous freelance projects for magazines and had exhibitions all over the world. Most recently, he took the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) for 80 [...]

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Louis Foubare: Fluidity and Unpredictability in Street Photography

© Louis Foubare

Louis Foubare, born in Tennessee during World War II, worked in international finance for over 35 years all over the globe. He initially discovered photography through his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. In college, he turned back to photography after he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team. After his eye sight [...]

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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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David English: Luminescent Lobby

Cosmopolitan Lobby # 4 © David English

It’s always a challenge to find unusual subjects to photograph. Either we’ve seen variations of that same image thousands of times before, or what seemed unique in real life doesn’t translate well into a flattened photograph. I travel frequently to Las Vegas for tradeshows, and I’m always on the lookout there for something new and [...]

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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

© Glen Craig

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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Joseph Rodriguez: A Look Inside Romania

© Joseph Rodriguez

Following the December Revolution in Romania in 1989, documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez, from Brooklyn, travelled four times to the traumatized country. He produced incredibly haunting images that shone a spotlight on a country that was just beginning to shake off decades of communist dictatorship. The pictures also reflect the suffering and suppression experienced by the [...]

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One Shot with Angelo Cirrincione

Angelo Cirrincione

One Shot is a new feature where Alex Coghe interviews photographers on one image to gain their insights on it and their photography. Today Angelo Cirrincione shares an image he took with the Leica Monochrom near his home in a seaside town in Sicily. Q: Why did you choose this picture to be presented to the [...]

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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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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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