Archive for the ‘Compact Cameras’ Category

Alex Habermehl: Copenhagen with the Leica Q

© Alex Habermehl

Alex Habermehl was one of the few photographers given the chance to test out the new Leica Q before it was launched. Born in 1975, Habermehl took over a photo studio in Frankfurt after he had finished his training. The photographer chose downtown Copenhagen for the first field trip he took with the Q-System. Q: [...]

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Robert Wheeler: Recapturing Ernest Hemingway’s “Lost” Paris

© Robert Wheeler

Since reading his first Hemingway novel in 1986, Robert Wheeler has been a passionate Hemingway enthusiast. He was deeply moved by the humanistic writings of this great man — a writer capable of transporting his readers to foreign settings and into the hearts and minds of his protagonists. Hemingway and his work inspired Robert Wheeler [...]

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Ruslan Pelykh: In Love With The Big Apple

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Ruslan Pelykh was born in a small Ukrainian town into a family of photographers. Throughout his childhood he was passionate about art and spent his days creating surrealistic drawings. While receiving a technical education, he freelanced as an artist and sold popcorn in a movie theater, just so he could watch movies for free. After [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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Steven Foon: Tale of a Joyful Enthusiast and his Journey, Part 1

© Steven Foon

“I was born in Nevada and grew up in San Francisco,” says Steven Foon. “Among my fondest childhood memories was asking my parents to buy me a camera for Christmas or birthdays. In fact, I asked for the same present multiple times. My first camera was a Polaroid Super Colorpack Land Camera, which I still [...]

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Andrés LaBrada: Revealing The Real Miami One Moment At A Time, Part 2

© Andy LaBrada

Andrés LaBrada, born in Brooklyn New York, currently lives in Miami where he captures its people and landscapes. In part one of our interview, Andrés described using the Leica X Vario for his “The Miamians” portfolio. Here, he delves deeper into the images and his photographic approach. Below is the story of how Andrés used a Leica X [...]

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Andrés LaBrada: Revealing The Real Miami One Moment At A Time, Part 1

© Andy LaBrada

Born in Brooklyn New York, Andrés LaBrada was always surrounded by motion picture cameras and film cameras since early childhood. He went on to pursue a course of study at the University of Miami’s Motion Picture program. While enrolled in the program he studied film making abroad in the United Kingdom and Ireland at various motion picture locations. LaBrada subsequently directed [...]

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Osley Pérez, Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 2

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Osley Pérez is a Cuban-born photographer who came to the United States five years ago. He has placed in both Leica Camera’s X Vario City Challenge in Miami and LFI’s Me and My Leica X competition. In part two of our interview, Osley goes in-depth about his photography and some of his images from his [...]

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Osley Pérez: Examining Social Structure through Photography, Part 1

Forbidden © Osley Perez

Osley Pérez was born in Pinar Del Rio a province in the western end of Cuba and his inclination toward the visual arts was greatly influenced by his mother who took family pictures with an old medium format Russian film camera to record the family’s memories. He studied plastic arts for a short time and [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions of the World Cup, Part 4

© Oliver Bierhoff

Today the German players take on the Algerian team in the eighth final. Joachim Löw’s lads made good use of the three game-free days: at the Campo Bahia team resort, both players and their entourage enjoy excellent conditions for training and relaxation. The excitement rises as the Germans face their first knock out game. Even [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions from the World Cup, Part 3

© Oliver Bierhoff

Today the ball will be flying again – and this time the German team will be up against the United States. This decisive game in the first round takes place in Recife, meaning that the German players and their entourage had to travel about 1400 kilometres to get there. The issue of the great distances [...]

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