Archive for the ‘M-System’ Category

Daniel Flaschar: Mykita with the Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90 mm and Macro-Adapter M

© Daniel Flaschar

Berlin photographer Daniel Flaschar’s life has taken an unusual course: he started out studying both visual communications and medicine, opting in the end to become a photographer, choosing, as he says, the greater of his two loves. Nowadays he works mostly in advertising – usually with medium format cameras and a large team. For a [...]

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Atiba Jefferson: LET US ROAM

© Arto Saari

“LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. We previously spoke to Ray, Arto and Greg about their roles in the project. In the [...]

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Juan Arredondo: Documenting Colombia’s Exploited Child-Soldiers

© Juan Arredondo

Born in New Jersey and raised in Colombia, Juan Arredondo is a passionate, socially committed photographer who splits his time between Bogotá and New York City. A member of Reportage, an emerging talent program sponsored by Getty Images, he relocated to the United States to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in Organic Chemistry and became [...]

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Oliver Rüther: The Shoemaker with a Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90 mm and Macro-Adapter M

© Oliver Rüther

Photographer Oliver Rüther from Wiesbaden is known for his portraits and reportages, working for many renowned newspapers and magazines as well as agencies and companies in German-speaking countries. He got an early chance to try out prototypes of the new Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90 mm and the Macro-Adapter M for a photo shoot looking over a shoemaker’s [...]

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Robin Sinha: Transcontinental Serendipity, Part 1

© Robin Sinha

For me, street photography is a continuous, personal exploration. In the past I have underestimated its difficulty and required discipline. In practice it became immediately evident that a good image takes time and effort. Of course, very occasionally, a gift from the gods presents itself right in front of you. If only the gods were [...]

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Mary Ellen Mark: Man and Beast

© Mary Ellen Mark

A world-renowned photographer and teacher discusses her latest book that explores the profound connections between humans and animals. One of the most acclaimed and influential photographers of her generation, Mary Ellen Mark has achieved an almost legendary status through her impressive array of books, exhibitions and editorial work for magazines. Her photo-essays and portraits have [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Guiseppe de Santis, Beyond the Palio

© Guiseppe De Santis

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. Here Olaf interviews Guiseppe di Santis, who applies the principles of street photography to the Palio, a medieval horse race in Siena. Q:  Can you tell us a [...]

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Mohan Bhasker: Magnificent Obsession, Part 2

Santorini Caldera at Sunrise, Greece

Mohan Bhasker is a photographer and doctor based in the Los Angeles area who treks across the earth capturing landscapes. In the second part of our interview, Mohan further describes his “priority to capture God’s creations” and share them with the world. You can read part one of our interview with Mohan here. Q: In [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Creating Images With Layers of Meaning

© Marc Erwin Babej

A fine art photographer reveals his cinematic-inspired working method, his exclusive use of the Leica M Monchrom, and how he creates transcendent juxtapositions that challenge our conventional views of the world. A consummate artist who employs the literalism of the photographic process, Marc Erwin Babej creates engaging and multifaceted images that take the viewer beyond [...]

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Mohan Bhasker: Magnificent Obsession, Part 1

Mt. Everest Region at Sunrise, Nepal

Mohan Bhasker captures transcendent landscapes of the earth’s most awesome locations and is obsessed with traveling to remote, exotic, and exquisitely beautiful places. Born and raised in India, he came to the USA at an early age, and graduated from UCLA. When he’s not on one of his far-flung treks shooting spectacular photographs, he works [...]

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Adam Marelli: Traces Of A Lost Ceremony

© Adam Marelli

Adam Marelli is based in New York City, graduated from New York University (with a degree in sculpture and photography), apprenticed with a master builder for 10 years, and spent seven years studying with Zen monks before opening his present studio. He’s also a member of The Explorers Club AR’13, exhibits his sculpture and photography [...]

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Andy Richter: Allowing the Unexpected to Emerge

© Andy Richter

Andy Richter, born in 1977, is a photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working in documentary, nonprofit and commercial photography. Andy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Spanish and Psychology. His clients include UNICEF, USAID, The Travel Channel, Time, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Discover and Outside, among others. He is [...]

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Marco Casino: Documenting Staff riding in Katlehong, South Africa

© Marco Casino

In this interview, Marco Casino, a finalist in the Leica Talent Italy contest 2012 and close partner of Leica Italia, retraces the steps of “staff riding”, his latest work done in South Africa. It has just been awarded the first prize in the Short Feature category by the jury of the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest. [...]

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Damaso Reyes: Native New York, An Ongoing Visual Journey

A cutout of the Statue of Liberty guards a tree from dogs in Brooklyn. Photographed with a Leica M6 on Kodak Portra 400 film © Damaso Reyes

I belong to that seemingly rarest of species: the Native New Yorker. I was born and raised in the city, even going to college there. But since then I have spent most of my adult life wandering the globe, first living in Southeast Asia for a year and a half and for the last nine [...]

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Simon Puschmann: Pursuing the Fine Art of Serendipity

© Simon Puschmann

An acclaimed commercial photographer expresses his personal vision and refreshes his eye by capturing the unexpected as it happens and transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Simon Puschmann is an award-winning commercial photographer who transcends the concept of photographic categories. For more than 20 years, he has been creating his own brand of dramatic, unexpected [...]

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