Archive for the ‘S-System’ Category

Fred Mortagne: Skating in L.A.


Renowned skateboarding film-maker and photographer, Fred Mortagne, alias French Fred, set out to capture this urban sport with the new Leica SL. Shooting on location at the industrial canals and concrete bed of the Los Angeles River he staged the Element skateboard team with Nick Garcia, Nassim Guammaz, Alex Lawton, Dominick Walker and Brandon Westgate. [...]

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Darren Centofanti: On Shooting Fashion Photos

© Darren Centofanti

Darren Centofanti, a native of Australia, is currently based in India where he works as a fashion, advertising, and glamour photographer. In the past, he has spoken to us about his commercial work, shooting at photokina, and his use of the Leica S-System. We caught up with Darren on some of his recent beauty work, [...]

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Caesar Lima: Stylized Fashion with the Leica S

© Caesar Lima

Caesar Lima is an award-winning fashion and beauty photographer/director with a passion for technology, street photography, ‘futebol’ and urban toys. Born in São Paulo, Brazil and with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising, Caesar Lima always had the passion and drive to go against the creative grain. Caesar welcomes and embraces technology as an endless tool [...]

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Mark Mann: Lighting, Celebrities and the Leica S-System

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Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer from Glasgow. He studied photography at at Manchester Polytechnic and assisted fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge. After three years, Mark relocated to New York City.  Three years later, Mark started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City. Mark’s editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Industry as Art – Brussels STIB

© Aaron C. Greenman

“People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway.” - Simeon Strunsky Industry can be brutal and unforgiving, efficient and precise. At its best, it can produce economical products for an increasing portion of the population, raising living standards. At [...]

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Richard Seymour: At the Leitz-Park with a Leica S (Typ 007)

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The British industry and architecture photographer and filmmaker Richard Seymour was one of the first to try out the new Leica S (Typ 007) at a photo shoot – the company he was assigned to portray was Leica Camera AG. Since its opening in honor of the centenary of the original Leica, the Leitz-Park in [...]

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Max Montgomery: Storytelling with the Leica S

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Max Montgomery is a British photographer who now lives in New York. He has shot for numerous magazines including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Town and Country, and Sunday Times. Some of his advertising clients include Jitrois, Cavalli, HK Intimates, Lot78, Edge o’ Beyond, and Rohmir. Max recently had the opportunity to test the new Leica S [...]

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Scott Tansey: Intimate Images of an Iconic Location

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Scott Tansey has been taking photos for over 40 years. In the mid-1980s he was submitting panoramic images to a stock agency and his photos have been published in a wide range of media including Consumer Reports and Audubon Magazine. In the mid-1990s he switched careers and attended law school. Although he still loves and [...]

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James Joseph Sebastiano: Answering the Call of the Wild

Leopard Tree © James Joseph Sebastiano

A successful restaurateur and hotelier in Bali, he devotes his creative passion to capturing heartfelt images of wild animals and making a deep connection to the natural world. Born in Connecticut in 1984, James Joseph Sebastiano moved to Florida with his family when he was only a year old, and that’s where he attended school [...]

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Henthorne: Between Worlds

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Henthorne is an international award-winning artist who works in the medium of high contrast black-and-white photography. He currently resides in Florida but spends many months abroad in his global travels capturing the intersection of ocean and earth. ”Between Worlds” is his latest series of images being released and is a visual journey where earth, sea and sky [...]

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HG Esch: A Bird’s Eye View of China with the Leica S

© HG Esch

Opening today, images of China taken from a bird’s eye perspective, will be on display at the Chinese Embassy in Berlin. The exhibit will then move to the Chinese Cultural Centre on June 16 where they will be open to the public. In addition to historic pictures taken by aviation pioneer Count Wulf-Diether Graf zu [...]

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Darren Centofanti: Finding the Gold in the Magic Carpet

© Darren Centofanti

Here is the captivating tale of how a young Australian advertising and fashion photographer on assignment for an insightful client created a transcendent and heartfelt documentary on the ancient tradition of rug making in rural India. Q: Can you provide us some background information on your India rug images and where they were taken? A: [...]

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Craig Cutler: The Idea Behind the Image


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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Abdelrahman Gabr: Picturing His Passion for the People of Egypt

Aswan 13 © Abdelrahman Gabr

Born of Egyptian parents and raised in Queens, New York Abdelrahman Gabr grew up in a fascinating cultural melting pot consisting primarily of Korean and Egyptian families, so he was certainly no stranger to the joys and challenges of cultural diversity. After 13 years in the U.S. his family moved to Alexandria, Egypt, another city [...]

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Enrique Badulescu: Appealingly Different

Enrique Badulescu is counted among the top fashion photographers of today. After graduating from the German School in Mexico City, he studied photography in Munich at the former Bavarian State School for Photography. His international career began in the 1980s in the music business in London when he was working for the British magazine, The [...]

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