Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Andy Spyra: Out of the Dark

© Andy Spyra

2015 marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Many Armenians survived the massacre because they were taken in and hidden by Kurdish or Turkish families. Many of their descendants only found out about their origins decades later. Photographer and Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner Andy Spyra set out in search of their story. We spoke [...]

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Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq: Homage to the Vanishing Ice of Greenland

© 2012 Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq

Name: QITITTUT, DANCING ANCESTORS © 2012 Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq/Sven Nieder/Light Ambassadors: Adam Lyberth, Helena Eva Lyberth, Ursilla Poulsen, Tina Lyberth, Juliane Abrahamsen, Anguak Niko Lennert Tech Data: Leica S, Elmarit-S 30 mm, ISO 320, f/3.4, 45 seconds “Only by melting the ice in the heart of Man does Man have a chance to change and [...]

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Arto Saari: The Fine Art of Airport Skateboarding

© Arto Saari

A professional skateboarder for 15 years, Arto Saari is also a remarkably adept self-taught photographer with an unerring instinct for dynamic composition, capturing high-speed action, and sophisticated use of lighting. Given the unlikely assignment of capturing some of the world’s top skateboarders soaring through the air at Helsinki Airport to promote Finnair, he chose the [...]

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Jean-Jacques Ruchti: On Track

© Jean-Jaques Ruchti

Among other things, Swiss photographer Jean-Jacques Ruchti works for the Sauber Formula 1 Racing Team. He photographs with a Leica M8 and a Leica S2. In the above video, which was produced for Leica for photokina, you can see him working at the race track. Q: What made you decide to become a professional photographer? [...]

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John Langmore: Open Range – Photographing America’s Big Outfit Cowboys

S Ranch - Pryor, MT 2 © John Langmore

John Langmore is an Austin, Texas based photographer known for his long-term work on East Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico. He grew up in a family of great photographers  – most notably his father, Bank Langmore, who established himself as one of the preeminent photographers of the American West in the 1970s. A professional and committed photographer, John [...]

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Destination Stories: François Fontaine, Photograms of a Dream-Like Paris, Part 2

© François Fontaine

In part two of our interview with François Fontaine, we continue our visual tour through Paris for his joint commission with Starwood Luxury Collection Hotels and Leica Camera and explore his use of the Leica X Vario for this project. You can read our initial interview with François here. Q: What’s your relation to the Leica? [...]

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Damian Heinisch: Monochrom in Color

© Damien  Heinisch

During the past four years I have travelled across Europe searching for traces of my family history. The destinations of my search brought me to the Donetsk area in Ukraine, Gliwice in Poland, the town of Essen in Germany and finally home to Oslo. I travelled by train to all destinations, since train journeys played [...]

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Andrew Kaufman: Documenting the Disappearing Street Art of Wynwood

© Andrew Kaufman

Andrew Kaufman is an artist that doesn’t fit the mold of many of his contemporaries. He produces a tremendous amount of personal work, in every photographic format imaginable, and is really someone impossible to categorize. One day he might be shooting 6×7 for an ad client and the next 4×5 for a personal project. He [...]

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Mathias Heng: Finding Hope, A Testament to the Human Spirit

© Mathias Heng

Mathias Heng was born in Singapore and moved to Australia in the 1990s. He holds a master’s degree in photography and spends much of his time on assignments and conducting photo workshops. Much of his work is emotionally charged, a visual documentary narrative of conflicts and their effects on the civilian population, capturing key moments and [...]

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François Fontaine: Photograms of a Dream-Like Paris with the Leica X Vario, Part 1

© François Fontaine

Explore Paris with photographer François Fontaine, born in Paris in 1968 and equipped here with a Leica X Vario for a joint commission on the part of Starwood Luxury Collection and Leica Camera. On this visual tour, we shall journey through famous gardens and museums, but also little-known, offbeat Parisian spots, photographed in ways that [...]

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Gianluca Panella: Gaza Blackout’s Backstage

© Gianluca Panella

Born in Florence in 1976, Gianluca Panella, is a photographer who has recently been based in Jerusalem. In the course of this interview, he tells us about his journey towards a photojournalism that can fully integrate the author’s vision in rendering information. He also details the ideas and methods behind the creation of his “Gaza [...]

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Curt O. Schaller: Appreciating the Abstraction of Black and White

© Curt O. Schaller

Curt O. Schaller, cameraman, steadicam operator and photographer, works professionally on the development of the optimization of camera stabilizing systems and accessories, for camera accessories manufacturer Sachtler. He now photographs his catalog himself with a Leica M and his R lenses. While perfection in this case is central, when he works on his own projects [...]

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Frank Stewart: The Changing Face of Jazz

© Frank Stewart

Frank Stewart was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in Memphis and Chicago. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA in photography. Stewart has had numerous solo and group shows at Cooper Union Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, [...]

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Oliver Richter: Mountain Hiking with the V-Lux

© Oliver Richter

An instructor at the Leica Akademie, Oliver Richter is involved with courses focusing on picture composition; his main work, however, deals with all the outdoor workshops and experiential travel. Whenever he has a chance, he heads outdoors with a Leica S in his rucksack. But when he recently went on a hike in the mountains, [...]

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Mohan Bhasker: Photographic Goals in the Arctic

© Mohan Bhasker

I was looking forward to my photography expedition to the Norwegian fjords and Arctic. The excitement was a combination of the sheer beauty I was about to experience and encounter, but I also had three specific goals I wanted to attain with my Leica M: 1. To try the new firmware 2. To shoot black-and-white [...]

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