Archive for the ‘S-System’ Category

Ivanho Harlim: High Fashion with a Core of Human Charm

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Born in a small town in the southern part of the Indonesian island of Kalimantan, Ivanho Harlim moved to Singapore at the age of 10 to be with his grandparents and receive a better education. Eventually he pursued his university studies in Melbourne and spent about seven years living in Australia. His interest in photography was sparked [...]

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Morgan Miller: Lighting for Beauty

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Fashion and Beauty photographer Morgan Miller was born and raised in New York City. He has shot for various fashion brands and has been the featured photographer at the Leica Store SoHo and Leica’s 2012 S-Studio Event at Milk Studios. Recently, his “Her Story” assignment appeared in Creem Magazine’s “Questionable Taste” issue. Below, Morgan discusses his [...]

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Jakob de Boer: Hunter of Moments and Masters of the Trade, Part 2

Costas Voyatzis © Jakob de Boer

Jakob de Boer, who was born and educated in Toronto, Canada, has worked as director, producer and photographer. Here, he gives us an update on his Masters project, which he will discuss at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City on Saturday, October 26 in a talk “The Whispered – Capturing the Authentic Moment through the [...]

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Ben Fink: The Fine Art of Food Photography

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Ben Fink was born in Maryland and spent his early there before moving to Memphis. “I was very young when both my parents died, one to cancer, and one violently,” he recalls. “This influenced me and made deep impressions on my psyche, which can be seen in much of my work today. Currently I reside [...]

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Tobias Schult: The Main Attraction

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I have been shooting people photography for the past ten years, 11 to be precise. Recently, I have been hired more and more often to shoot editorial portraits of actors. Armin Rohde has been on my wish list for quite some time and I was happy when his agent called to tell me that he [...]

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Morgan Miller: Her Story

© Morgan Miller

Her Story Tight, uncomfortable, constricting luxury clothes a married couple. The power of wealth confines a women as she sits like stone, bored next to her older powerful partner. Across the room she glimpses a man. Fantasy & desire overcome her. The stranger & the heroine embrace passion & a fierce lust as they travel around [...]

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HG Esch: A 360 Degree View of Shanghai

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HG Esch was born 1964 in Neuwied, Germany and completed classic photo training. Since 1989 he has worked as a freelance architectural photographer for national and international architecture offices and is now one of the most renowned in his field. In addition to commissioned works, he has freelance artistic work, in which he opens his [...]

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Florian Wagner: Adventure Germany

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Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. He is currently in the midst of his project “Adventure Germany” where he and his team are traveling on horseback and then helicopter. Q: Back in 2010, we featured you on the [...]

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Paul Ripke, Part 2: Two Minutes With Paul

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German photographer Paul Ripke is known for his creativity and versatility having worked in advertising, fashion, portrait, landscape and sport photography. Today he offers us insight into his long-term project “Zwei Minuten bei Paul Ripke” (Two Minutes with Paul Ripke). Q: In your last interview, we talked about your impressive versatility. Do you consider narrowing [...]

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Paul Ripke, Part 1: Maximizing The Rate Of Excitement

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Paul Ripke is a Hamburg-based professional photographer who specializes in advertising, fashion, portrait, landscape and sport photography. He has shot campaigns for well-known brands such as EA Sports, Nike, GE and more. His eye-catching images are known for their creativity and shiny, attention-grabbing look. Q: You’ve shown a great deal of versatility since you’ve started [...]

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Jakob de Boer: Hunter of Moments and Masters of the Trade

Tadashi Enami, © Jakob de Boer

Jakob de Boer has spent most of his professional life as a television director and producer, with well over 100 episodes and a number of memorable commercials to his credit. Born and educated in Toronto, Canada into a family that produced globally syndicated television, he spent his childhood traveling the world, went on to study [...]

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Scott Tansey: A Profoundly Panoramic Vision of the World Part 2

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For over 40 years, Scott Tansey has been taking photos. Also a practicing lawyer, Scott is starting to re-emerge as a professional photographer and has begun sharing his work with the public once again. Using the Leica S-System, he prefers to shoot panoramically. You can read about Scott’s beginnings in photography in part one of [...]

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Scott Tansey: A Profoundly Panoramic Vision of the World, Part 1

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Perhaps the best way to understand who Scott Tansey is and how he sees his mission is to let him speak for himself: “I am driven to make photographs. Even when I’m with other photographers, I’m up earlier to chase the great light, spend more time seeking out great images, and often finish later, well [...]

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Jonas Lindström: Understanding the Broader Context

Ludwig Trepte © Jonas Lindström

Jonas Lindström, born in 1988, is a young, up-and-coming fashion and portraiture photographer. He splits his time between Berlin and London. Jonas has worked with publications and clients such as Rolling Stone, Interview Magazine, Nike Sportswear, Nokia and Wallpaper* Magazine. He is currently finishing up his studies in graphic design at Berlin University of the [...]

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Claes Axstål: The Flash Master

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He perfected the art of capturing extreme action with high-powered, custom-built flash rigs and he did it all on his own! Claes Axstål of Gothenburg, Sweden is a successful self-taught professional advertising photographer. He developed his own amazing Airborne Flash Photography system that he uses to capture hyper-realistic images of aircrafts, boats and automobiles at [...]

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