Archive for the ‘M-System’ Category

Lisa Kutzelnig and Richard Schabetsberger: Gaisberg Races 2015

© Lisa Kutzelnig

Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Mercedes, AC Cobra, Iso Rivolta, Lotus, Jaguar, Jensen, Sunbeam, Bristol, Bentley, and so on… on June 3rd, top-class auto mobile VIPs, with their equally top-class, rare vintage beauties (built until 1969) came together to present their sports, touring and racing cars to thousands of old timer [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Jono Slack, The Spring Dream

© Jono Slack

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 Jono Slack, an entrepreneur and a beta tester for Leica. Jono was born and brought up in St Ives, Cornwall. His mother Janet was [...]

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Jack English: Exploring Los Angeles in Black-and-White

© Jack English

Jack English, born in 1948, is a photographer, known for his work in the film and music industry. 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 from a longstanding love of [...]

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Alexander Bietz: Two One-Of-A-Kind Cameras for a Good Cause

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Back in March 2015, the charitable organization Kinderlachen e. V. received a check of over 5000 euros, the result of a fundraiser where Leica had agreed to double any donations received. Now, on June 13, two one-of-a-kind cameras – a Leica M and an M-E based on designs created by school children from Dortmund – [...]

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Craig Cutler: The Idea Behind the Image

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A brilliant master photographer, Craig Cutler reveals his work, his life, and the mindset and techniques of his unique creative process that enable him to capture timeless images that explore transcendent realities. Q: What camera and equipment do you use? A: I have a Leica M-System and Leica S-System, both for different reasons. I use [...]

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Ayman Oghanna: Stepping Over the Line

© Ayman Oghanna

The Islamic State (IS) terror militia are hunting down those of other faiths and opposing political views. More than one million people have fled: many ran to the relative security of the Kurdish regions, but maybe not for long. Kurdish State or Islamic State? And who is on which side? Ayman Oghanna portrayed the situation in [...]

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Van Styles: A View of Los Angeles from Above

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Van Styles is a New York-born and Los Angeles-raised photographer. His journey into photography started in the 1990s skate scene. What started as him filming his friends skateboarding and learning tricks turned into a hobby and then his career. After years of working with leading skate and street wear brands, Van created a platform for [...]

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Kiên Hoàng Lê: Mini Bar

© Kiên Hoàng Lê

Photographer Kiên Hoàng Lê went exploring in Tokyo’s entertainment district: meeting night owls and lovers, artists and cross-dressers, outsiders and lonely people – a colorful combination in black-and-white, all centered in a tiny bar. See more of his images in the current issue of LFI, on sale now. Q: Can you explain what this series is about in [...]

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Jo Fischer: Wheels & Waves

© Jo Fischer

Wheels & Waves is the name of a motorbike festival held in Biarritz on the Atlantic coast of France. Though this ‘biker Woodstock’ was still an insider tip three years ago, it has now grown to become a full-scale event. Photographer Jo Fischer from Berlin has put together a book capturing the festival’s early days. [...]

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Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh Parkour

© Maik Scharfscheer

Frankfurt-based Maik Scharfscheer is, above all, a very successful commercial photographer, who works primarily with a Leica M or S. He is one of the first photographers who were given the chance a few months ago to try out a prototype of the new Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/28 mm ASPH. He took the lens to Marrakesh [...]

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Sebastian Beck: It All Fits Together, A Sicilian Diary

Catania © Sebastian Beck

Born in Munich, Germany, Sebastian Beck earns his living as an editor and reporter for the acclaimed Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich’s largest and best-known newspaper that enjoys nationwide distribution and an international reputation. We last interviewed him in July 2013. Below he shares with us his portfolio that he took in March 2015 in Sicily because [...]

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Valerio Bispuri: Life Behind Bars in South America

© Valerio Bispuri

A world of anarchy and chaos – correctional facilities in South America are considered among the toughest in the world. The inmates themselves are often in control of daily life within the walls of the miserably overcrowded prisons. Valerio Bispuri visited over 70 of them, resulting in haunting black-and-white images that offer a glimpse at [...]

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Cira Crowell: Envisioning Ecstasy

Cirrus Above Thiksey © Cira Crowell

Cira Crowell’s collaboration with fellow Leica M photographer Christopher Michel, is on exhibit at Tibet House US in New York from May 20 – June 26. Two publications will be released for the show: a catalog, “Envisioning Ecstasy,” and a hardcover book, “108 Visions: Ladakh During the Kalachakra.” Q: What camera equipment do you generally [...]

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Truls Bakken: Dogs Best Man

© Truls Bakken

My name is Truls and I work as a freelance photographer in Bergen, Norway. This project started with my fascination for large breeds a few years back, especially the Irish Wolfhound. I had some idea of an exhibition or something at the time, but it was never realized. So I started @dogsbestman on Instagram, and it proved [...]

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James Hudson: Anecdotal Street Photography In The Museum

© James Hudson

Born in Doncaster, England, James Hudson is an accomplished commercial photographer who uses the income derived primarily from documenting construction, building, and editorial projects to finance his passion for personal expression. In the late ’80s – early ’90s he worked as a BMX rider, appearing on the Paul Daniels Magic Show and regularly in the [...]

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