Archive for the ‘M-System’ 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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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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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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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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