Archive for the ‘S-System’ Category

Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq: Homage to the Vanishing Ice of Greenland

© 2012 Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq

Name: QITITTUT, DANCING ANCESTORS © 2012 Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq/Sven Nieder/Light Ambassadors: Adam Lyberth, Helena Eva Lyberth, Ursilla Poulsen, Tina Lyberth, Juliane Abrahamsen, Anguak Niko Lennert Tech Data: Leica S, Elmarit-S 30 mm, ISO 320, f/3.4, 45 seconds “Only by melting the ice in the heart of Man does Man have a chance to change and [...]

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Arto Saari: The Fine Art of Airport Skateboarding

© Arto Saari

A professional skateboarder for 15 years, Arto Saari is also a remarkably adept self-taught photographer with an unerring instinct for dynamic composition, capturing high-speed action, and sophisticated use of lighting. Given the unlikely assignment of capturing some of the world’s top skateboarders soaring through the air at Helsinki Airport to promote Finnair, he chose the [...]

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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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Simon Emmett: A Varied Approach with the Leica S-System

© Simon Emmett

Simon Emmett was born in London in July 1969. From an early age, he was fascinated with the camera. After taking a short foundation course in photography, he eventually got his first full-time assisting position. He shot his first story for British Vogue in 1997. Although he initially focused on beauty photography, he became more [...]

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York Hovest: One Hundred Days in Tibet

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As part of Leica Camera’s program of events at photokina, numerous lectures and book signings were held. Today, we take a look at York Hovest’s photography book “One Hundred Days in Tibet – The Promise,” which he spoke about on the last day of photokina. Previously, we have featured his fashion work on the blog. York [...]

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Lois Hechenblaikner: Tirolean Perspectives at photokina 2014

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This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraced all facets of music photography, and today, we focus on Lois Hechenblaikner, a photographer who takes a serious look at folk music fans. The fans [...]

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Florian Wagner: Adventure Germany, Part 2

© Florian Wagner

Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. Besides numerous publications for newspapers like the Süddeutsche Zeitung and magazines like Stern, Playboy, National Geographic, GQ and Focus, he has been exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is featured in [...]

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Jay Tyrrell: Atomic Mirrors, A Conceptual Art Exploration of Aloneness

© Jay Tyrrell

A fine art photographer who has also produced award-winning photojournalistic coverage of war, protest and conflict, Jay Tyrrell is a retired stock trader who has pursued his passion for photography intensively over the last two decades. In his latest project, Atomic Mirrors, he explores the universal and cosmic sense of aloneness in the universe in [...]

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Amedeo Turello: A Natural Way of Seeing with the Leica S-System

© Amedeo Turello

Born and raised in Italy, Amedeo M. Turello studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino. He has been a consultant for various high-level international luxury brands as well as a freelance art director for luxury editorial projects and has dedicated himself to fashion photography since 1999. His involvement with photography grew from a natural love of [...]

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René Staud: Impressions from Mille Miglia with the Leica S-System

© René Staud

Q: In your studio, you, as a photographer, create fascinating images of wonderful cars. When did you begin to specialize in shooting cars as a subject? A: That was quite early on; I shot my first session with cars in 1971 and delivered fantastic results. Since then, I’ve tried my hand at all sorts of [...]

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Dennis Welsh: Telling Stories with Passion, Precision and Empathy

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Dennis Welsh has been a nationally recognized commercial photographer and director for nearly 20 years, creating award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of clients ranging from the travel and tourism industry to healthcare and the outdoor industry. He has traveled the world using his unique visual perspective to enhance the brand identities of numerous national [...]

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Jo Michael de Figueiredo: Blind Spots – a Study in Mechanism of Light

© Jo Michael de Figueiredo

“Blind Spots” is a series of photographs of objects that have an industrial past, but no longer an obvious purpose. It is a study of how these objects get penetrated by an exact sidelight, leaving behind a landscape of shadows, as distorted traces of matter. Things are more or less opaque and their shadows are [...]

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Michael Hemy: Balancing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Fashion Imagery

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Michael Hemy is a London-based photographer who grew up in Hampshire, England and later lived in South Africa as a teenager. Michael Hemy subsequently spent six years in Paris, from 2005 to 2011. It was during this period he developed a long-term collaboration with his first client, Louis Vuitton, and has since gone on to [...]

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Scott Morvay: Exploring the Synergy Between the Creative and Technical

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Scott Morvay is originally from New Jersey and now lives in Florida. He graduated from Temple University where he studied broadcasting. After college, he started his own production company and has worked with TV networks, corporate clients and voice talent all around the world. He now works as an international fashion photographer and spends his [...]

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Kelsey Fain: Conceptual Fashion Photography with the Leica S-System

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Kelsey Fain grew up in East Greenville, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from Drexel University’s College of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. Kelsey who has worked as the Manager of the S-System for Leica Camera USA since 2012, is based in New York City. Previously, she managed a fine [...]

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