Archive for the ‘M-System’ Category

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

© Steven Foon

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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Michael Agel: Wacken Open Air Festival and the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

© Michael Agel

From his years of experience, Michael Agel knows what to expect when shooting live concerts and is always ready to capture the special moments. Here, he talks about his choice to use Leica M Monochrom and Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. to shoot the Wacken Open Air Festival. Q: What camera and lens did you [...]

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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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Craig Semetko: Inside INDIA UNPOSED

© Craig Semetko

Craig Semetko is an American photographer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Craig is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His first book “UNPOSED” was released in 2010 with a foreword by Magnum Photographer Elliott Erwitt. Craig’s work from India is part of the 10 x 10 exhibition that [...]

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One Shot with Simon Tay

© Simon Tay

One Shot is a new feature where Alex Coghe interviews photographers on one image to gain their insights on it and their photography. Here, Simon Tay shares the story behind an image taken in Singapore with his Leica M6. Q: Why did you choose this picture to share for this interview? A: I like the [...]

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Bruno Gracia: Exploring the Human Element in Morocco

© Bruno Gracia

Bruno Gracia was born and raised in Ronda, Spain where he remembers taking his grandfather’s and father’s cameras to go out and capture his town. He studied law and history before moving to London to explore photography. Now, he spends his time between Ronda and London where he is trying become a professional photographer. Below, [...]

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Jens Juul: Examining Everyday Life Inside Hair Salons

© Jens Juul

Jens Juul grew up in a suburb of Copenhagen living with his sister and mother. He was trained as a painter at Billedskolen in Copenhagen and New York Arts Students League. He transitioned from painting to pursue formal photographic training at Copenhagen’s Technical College where he graduated from in 2012 and acquired a range of [...]

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Christopher Michel: The Best Stories Come From Inside

© Chris Michel

Christopher Michel is a self-taught American photographer who has pursued a number of successful careers but his abiding passion is photography. His work includes photographs from extreme locations like the South Pole, Everest, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Papua New Guinea, and at the edge of space (aboard a U-2 Spy Plane). He has also published a number [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Eileen McCarney Muldoon, Women of the World

© Eileen McCarney Muldoon

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 Eileen McCarney Muldoon, whose project started as a subconscious journey and emerged slowly into a powerful portrayal of ‘Women of the World.’ [...]

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Michael Agel: Metallica with the Leica M-System

© Michael Agel

Founded in 1981 in Los Angeles, Metallica is one of the world’s most successful rock bands. Michael Agel has toured with the band Metallica across Europe and the United States for over ten years. Given the opportunity to move freely, Michael is always at the center of the action and taking images just as the [...]

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Marco del Pra’: Documenting a Village Before it Dissapears

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A compassionate photographer creates a compelling scroll-documentary that captures the humanity of a small town and exposes the hypocrisy of Germany’s vaunted energy transformation. Marco del Pra’ was born in Italy in 1979. He studied photography in Milan and visual communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Based in Berlin since 2005 he is [...]

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Drew Gurian: Focusing on the Intersection of Photography and Music Culture

Ted Dwane - Portrait © Drew Guarian

Drew Gurian has an uncanny ability to seek out and capture raw and intimate moments. That is what defines his style. His personal aesthetic has translated seamlessly to brands like Red Bull and Urban Outfitters, and his work has graced the pages of world-class publications including Rolling Stone Magazine and The New York Times. Gurian began his [...]

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Jack English: Redefining the Genre of Film Stills

© Jack English

A photographer well known for his work in the film and music industry, Jack English was born in 1948 in Leicester, England. Before becoming a full-time photographer, he worked for oil companies in Madagascar, Nigeria and rigs in the North Sea and as a stylist in the 1970s and 1980s. English’s interest in photography grew [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Paul Borg Olivier, My Valletta

© Paul Borg Olivier

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 tells the story of Paul Borg Olivier. From Mayor of Valletta to telling the story of his city, from a IIIc to an M9-P [...]

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Hit the Road with the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH.: From Wetzlar to Goodwood

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Stefan Daniel, Director of Product Management Photo at Leica Camera AG, loves photography – and classic cars. For both reasons Stefan hit the road with his Volvo 164, built in 1970, to visit the legendary Festival of Speed in Goodwood. For sure Goodwood is known worldwide for the Goodwood Revival, the gathering of Classic Cars [...]

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