Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

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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Mike Selsky: Hunting for the Strange and Obscure in Los Angeles

Wilshire & Vermont, © Mike Selsky

A provocative art photographer, Mike Selsky has an uncanny ability to capture the enigmatic elements of everyday life he encounters in his peripatetic wanderings, now mostly in the Los Angeles area. He was born and grew up in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. In high school his family moved to Europe and he finished school in the [...]

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Oliver Bierhoff: Photo Impressions from the World Cup, Part 2

© Oliver Bierhoff

Since the 4-0 victory against Portugal, it seems like the whole of Germany has now surrendered to World Cup fever. Tomorrow the German team will be facing their second opponent in the preliminary round: Ghana. Until they hit the pitch, however, the players and their entourage are enjoying optimal conditions for training and relaxation at [...]

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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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Rolling Through the Shadows: Greg Hunt

© Greg Hunt

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. Q: How did you first get into skateboarding? A: My [...]

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David Burrows: Capturing Beauty to Share With the World

© David Burrows

David Burrows, a talented and thoughtful portrait and figure study photographer, doesn’t consider himself an artist; but he can’t help being captivated by the female form and creates memorable images that showcase its beauty and sensuality. Here in his own words is the heartfelt story of how he came to create the Ingrid portfolio showcased [...]

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Lara Platman: Taking the Col Turini in Style

© Lara Platman

The summer months for most photographers are busy and for me this year especially, I had the Monaco Grand Prix Historic to attend and if you know me by now (might have read some of my other blog entries) I do like to travel in gorgeous cars… This year I took the beautifully designed Jaguar [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Leica X2 in the Service of Cultural Understanding

© Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, writer and researcher living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He specializes in visual communication and does street photography as a hobby. He holds a B.A. from University of Bergen, and a M.A. from University of Copenhagen. Knut runs an annual workshop on street photography, New Street Agenda, in Berlin and is [...]

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Robin Sinha, Transcontinental Serendipity, Part 2

© Robin Sinha

This is the second part of Robin’s journey to Istanbul. Read the first part here. Sometimes it pays to follow your curiosity. On stumbling across a derelict building one afternoon in Istanbul, I pushed open the corrugated metal door and stepped inside. I could hear an animated conversation around the corner that sounded like a [...]

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Andrea Boccalini: Capturing the Human Dignity of the Corviale in Rome

© Andrea Boccalini

Born in Umbria, a small district in Italy, Andrea Boccalini had been a journalist for more than a decade when he switched careers to pursue his passion as a professional photographer. He was thirty when he turned to reportage, working on several projects in Guatemala on child labor and the Campesino movements of resisting the [...]

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John Whitaker: Black and White Swan

Espresso Fix © John Whitaker

Last year I walked into my local deli in Manhattan and saw that a new girl was working behind the counter. She had pale skin and an unusual radiance, and she was wearing a fedora. My first impression was that she could be a star in “The Wizard of Oz.” I imagined her as the [...]

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Carolina Navas G: The Real Colombia, From The Heart

© Carolina Navas G

Carolina Navas G, now 35, was born in Cali, Colombia. A graduate in media studies at the Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), she has worked as assistant director for advertising, music videos and a short film. As a director she has moved between documentary, video creation and cultural television series like  “La Sub 30″ and [...]

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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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