Archive for the ‘S-System’ Category

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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Ben Fink: The Fine Art of Food Photography

© Ben Fink

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


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

© HG Esch

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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