Archive for the ‘M-System’ Category

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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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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Lars Netopil: 60 Years of Leica M

60 Years of Leica M Exhibit

2014 is not just the 100th anniversary year of Leica photography, but it also marks the 60th birthday of the Leica M. To celebrate the occasion, the Leica Museum at Leitz Park presents a special exhibition spanning six decades of the Leica M-System. We were able to speak with Lars Netopil, curator of the exhibition. [...]

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Peer Kugler: Berlin Wall Memorial

© Peer Kugler

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the city, the Berlin Wall Memorial stands as a reminder of that monstrous construction. Peer Kugler’s photo series “Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer” (Berlin Wall Memorial) reflects the horror still felt for the once more than 150 kilometre-long concrete barrier. Q: Mr. Kugler, [...]

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Matthew Miller: Judy’s Interruption

© Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller was born in 1986 and raised in Los Angeles, where he still lives. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of California at Santa Barbara. Matthew first discovered photography through his parents who had built a darkroom in his childhood home. At the age of 12, he became seriously interested in [...]

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Richard Jinman: A Look at English Life

Glyndebourne, © Richard Jinman

Born in London and raised in Chandler’s Ford in southern England, Richard Jinman studied English Literature and had a long and distinguished career as a print journalist in Australia and the UK before his early interest in photography was rekindled as a passion about six years ago. He’s currently working on a photo book documenting [...]

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Michael Agel: Welcome to the Highlands with the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH.

© Michael Agel

At the end of September, Michael Agel had the chance to do a quick trip to the Highlands of Scotland. Equipped with the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH., he captured the wild beauty of Scotland’s nature. Q: Michael, you consider yourself a true outdoors person. How does spending a lot of time in nature affect [...]

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Scott Chitoff: Documenting the World of Zumba

© Scott Chitoff

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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Michael Fackelmann: Munich and Hamburg, A Declaration of Love

© Michael Fackelmann

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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Giulio Rimondi: Dream Girls

© Giulio Rimondi

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

© Michael Agel

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

© Ted Dwane

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

© Michael Agel

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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