Archive for the ‘M-System’ Category

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

1 © Marco del Pra'

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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Haoming Wang: Portraying Real Life

© Haoming Wang

Born in Wuxi China in 1985, Haoming Wang moved with has family to Singapore where he lived for five years before emigrating to his present home in Sydney, Australia. He became interested in photography starting in 2007 and acquired his first Leica shortly thereafter, which sparked his interest in photography as creative expression. Inspired by [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows: Claudio Majorana

Kid at Palermo (Sicily) Go Skate Day 2011 © Claudio Majorana

Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next installment of his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves. Name: Claudio Majorana Age: 27 Hometown: Catania, Sicily, Italy Sponsors: [...]

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Guillem Valle: The Sea Inside

© Guillem Valle

The Malaysian island of Nabul is a very peaceful place. There is where the Bajau live. Indigenous to the area, they are among the ocean nomads of the world, spending their lives aboard their boats. LFI spoke to photographer Guillem Valle about the concepts of states, identity, freedom and a magical underwater world. Below is [...]

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Robert Winter: Digital Photography With An Analog Soul

© Robert Winter

Whether he’s shooting pictures of musicians or stalking the streets of cities his images are basic, minimal, and compelling. Born in Germany in 1983, Robert Winter started shooting pictures at the age of 20 after fortuitously finding a camera in a bar! Now a full-time pro that shoots bands and musicians for music covers and [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Stephen Cosh, The Old City

A Framed History © Stephen Cosh

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 Stephen Cosh, a photographer from Scotland who, inspired by a book, has embarked on a long journey to capture the humanity of the city of [...]

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David English: Wide Lux Monochrom

Store Mannequins #1 (Leica M Monochrom, 24 mm Summilux) © David English

If you have an M Monochrom camera, should you use a Summilux lens? The Monochrom performs quite well at high ISO settings, so why spend the extra money when you could buy a Summicron or Super-Elmar at the same focal length? The answer is versatility. Once the sun sets, or you go inside, you can [...]

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