Archive for the ‘M-System’ Category

Mark Steigelman: Shooting Out the Back Window of a Fiat 500

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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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Glen Craig: A Day in the Life of Miles Davis

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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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Markus Andersen: A Walk On The Dark Side In Sydney

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Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Markus Andersen studied art in high school and his first exposure to photography as an art form was using a borrowed Nikon FM2 and a 50 mm lens to shoot abstract images on color negative film. He subsequently studied photography full-time, earning a degree from the Sydney Institute Of [...]

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Chris Suspect: Suspect Device at Leica Gallery DC

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Chris Suspect was born in the Philippines in 1968. In the 1990s he helped found Torque Records and played in various DC-area bands including The Suspects, Lickity Split, Spitfires United and VPR. In 2007 he took up photography and has had his work exhibited and published in Germany, England, Brazil, the Czech Republic and the [...]

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Darren Centofanti: Capturing Performance Bikes with the Leica S-System

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Darren Centofanti, a native of Adelaide, Australia, is a sought after fashion, advertising and glamour photographer. With over 25 years of professional photography experience, he travels the world on commercial assignments and is currently based in India. His advertising clients include Puma, Adidas, Nokia, Levi’s, Wrangler, Lakme Cosmetics, Smirnoff, UB Group and Reliance. He is also [...]

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Phil Penman: Shooting a Cycle Trek From the Saddle

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Born and raised in the tiny village of Briantspuddle in the county of Dorset in the United Kingdom, Phil Penman studied photography at the prestigious Berkshire College of Art and Design. A veteran commercial photographer with an unerring instinct for capturing the timeless and compelling in seemingly ordinary scenes, Phil Penman is also an avid [...]

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Matt Day: Capturing Images as an Affirmation of Life

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Although he’s still a young photographer, at the age of 24 Matt Day has over a decade of experience behind the lens and, besides a couple darkroom classes he took in college, he’s taught himself the craft of photography simply through trial and error. When Matt was 13 years old his older brother, who was [...]

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Urs Gähler: There and Back Again to the Leica M-System

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The Swiss photographer, Urs Gähler, started out taking pictures with a Leica M6. After a long break, he tried out a number of DSLRs before rediscovering his first love when the M Monochrom was introduced onto the market in 2012. With the M Monochrom, Gähler went on to explore the diversity of motifs found in [...]

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Matt Stuart: My Favorite Black-and-White Image

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Leica Camera will be present at The Photography Show being held in Birmingham, England on March 21-24. The Photography Show takes place in hall 5 at the NEC and you can visit Leica at stand C31. There are a host of events planned including talks and demos by Tom Stoddart, Wayne Johns, Matt Stuart and Richard [...]

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