Archive for the ‘S-System’ Category

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


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

© Scott Morvay

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

© Kelsey Fain

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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Mark Mann: Creating Timeless Portraiture

© Mark Mann

Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started [...]

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Michael Semaan: Discovering his own Photographic Path

© Michael Semaan

Michael Semaan is originally from New York but grew up in Minnesota. He spent most of his career as a Sales Representative in the surgical device industry. However, in December 2012, he left that job to pursue his dream of being a professional photographer. In October 2013, Michael went to a workshop in Italy conducted [...]

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Max Hirshfeld: Shining a Light on the Arts with the Leica S-System

Olvia Demetriou © Max Hirshfeld

Max Hirshfeld is recognized as a master at revealing the warmth and humanity of his subjects. Hirshfeld was born in North Carolina in 1951 and grew up in Decatur, Alabama. He moved to Washington, DC to study photography at George Washington University, graduating in 1973. Hirshfeld’s editorial work has been published in GQ, The New [...]

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Rutger Pauw: Capturing the Essence of Athleticism

© Rutger Pauw

After attending art school and working as an assistant to a skilled commercial and studio portrait photographer in the Netherlands, Rutger Pauw leveraged his personal passion for BMX and other action sports to find clients who valued his uncanny ability to create outstanding and memorable sports images. As a result, he has had the opportunity [...]

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Gilberto Benni: Faces of Via Fondazza in Bologna, the First “Social Street” in Italy, with a Leica S

© Gilberto Benni

Via Fondazza, a long and scenic porticoed street in the crayon-red historic center of the city of Bologna, is known to this day for having hosted the home and studio of the painter Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), who tirelessly worked there throughout his life. However, there are a continuously growing number of articles and reportages dedicated to this [...]

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EJ Camp: The Prowess of the Imagination

Saltaire II,  © EJ Camp

“I love the sea. It changes moment to moment and I never tire of its fusion of light, movement and complexity. The sea is like a face; it has many expressions.” EJ Camp’s passion for the way light reflects off the changing surfaces of the ocean has directly evolved from a career spent capturing the [...]

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Markus Berger: The Fine Art of Commercial Sports Photography

© Markus Berger

Markus Berger grew up in what he describes as “a classic average Austrian family in Salzburg” with a father who worked as a lawyer and his mother having worked in sales. Growing up he spent time in his father’s workstation at home painting and building alongside him. Although he was an independent and thoughtful child, [...]

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Paul S. Bartholomew: Interpreting Food and Architecture with the Leica S-System

© Paul S. Bartholomew

Raised in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania countryside, Paul was influenced by his local surroundings and culture. With an appreciation for still life, culinary traditions and historic structures, he found himself articulating his observations with drawings and paintings until photography became his primary medium. He received his BFA in Fine Arts from Kutztown University with a [...]

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Ivanho Harlim: High Fashion with a Core of Human Charm

© Ivanho Harlim

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

© Morgan Miller

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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