Barely out if his teens, Nick Ut was thrust into the role of combat photographer after the untimely death of his talented brother, a noted actor and AP photojournalist. Here in his own unadorned and eloquent prose is the truly incredible story of how this young Vietnamese photojournalist fortuitously missed getting shot down in a [...]
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Renowned photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been acclaimed for over half a century for his searing images of street gangs, circus performers and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, all captured with a remarkable directness, truth and power that transcends the concept of style. A friend of the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson and [...]
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Born and raised in New York, David Burrows left a distinguished career as a college English professor to pursue his passion for Photography in 1979. Since then he has lived in France and India, more recently in Japan and China and is currently based in Panajachel, Guatemala. After working for decades with a Leica M2, [...]
An award-winning street photographer who has been creating memorable images in the great photojournalistic tradition since 1962, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered the use of color in this slice of life genre, and his classic book on Cape Cod, “Cape Light” was instrumental in changing the prevailing dismissive attitudes toward color photography. An inveterate Leica shooter, he [...]
A Cleveland, Ohio native, Jonathan Mannion began capturing images of up-and-coming urban music superstars after working for a year with world-renowned photographer Richard Avedon. In 1996, he launched his professional career by shooting the photographs for the classic hip-hop album “Reasonable Doubt” by Jay-Z. In the years since, Jonathan’s photography has grown alongside the culture [...]
Based in Pennsylvania, Paul S. Bartholomew has spent most of his career as a commercial photographer shooting architectural exteriors and interiors. Currently he employs tripod-mounted DSLRs for this purpose, but he’s fascinated by the prospect of shooting architecture professionally with the Leica S2. Bartholomew also brings the sensibility of an architect to his personal work, [...]
John has been working with the Leica team in London to help build exposure for the S-System alongside the UK professional photographic community. As part of the collaboration between John and Leica, photographers are able to experience the S-System first-hand through a series of activities including interviews and photographic sessions, exhibitions and workshops at the Leica Store Mayfair ‘Studio S’ and other UK studios. John also uses the camera for a number of high-profile shoots. In our latest Leica Portrait video, John explains what he likes about the S2.
A portrait photographer who has created iconic images of major figures in the arts and politics, and brilliantly documented New York nightlife, wowe (Wolfgang Wesener) was born in Cologne, Germany in 1960, studied Design and Communications at the Folkwangschule in Essen (1981-84), and arrived in New York shortly thereafter to assist Hans Namuth and Evelyn Hofer in covering the nightlife scene for Details magazine. Subsequently, he began a 12-year collaboration taking portraits for the acclaimed FAZ-Magazin supplement to the Frankfuter Allgemeine Zeitung, moved to Italy in 1990 to work for international magazines and on personal projects and currently lives in New York City. His most recent show, “wowe, Nightclubbing, New York nightlife in the ‘80s” was held at the Leica Gallery in New York City from March 4 to April 16, 2011. Here he shares his views on portraiture and his creative process.
“I think my interest gets sparked when I recognize a memory. That is when I take a picture.” -Alex Majoli This photo essay, the second installment in our collaboration with Magnum Photos, examines the photographs of Alex Majoli taken over the course of his 25 year career. Having joined Magnum Photos in 1996, Majoli became [...]
Gigi Stoll began as a top fashion model, but she has transformed herself into an empathetic and eclectic photographer who shoots everything from searing images of life in distressed areas of the world to fine art nudes and the haute couture of New York and Paris. Here is the story of her remarkable journey and [...]
Alessio Pizzicannella has traveled all over the world documenting musicians both on and off stage. Alessio recently went on tour for an upcoming eBook with Italian Singer Francesco Renga and exclusively used the Leica S2 to document it. In this video, we caught up with Alessio in Senigallia, Italy to discuss his love of music [...]
Ralph Gibson has achieved worldwide acclaim as a photographer for more than four decades. His bold, graphic style is instantly recognizable. As a consequence, photographers and educators look to him for inspiration. A champion of individual expression, Gibson urges photographers to develop a personal style by following their own instincts. Gibson studied photography while in [...]
Last week we posted an interview with Michael Kamber of the New York Times, and presented here is the video interview to accompany it. Michael Kamber is a seasoned photojournalist acclaimed for his brilliant and sensitive coverage of conflict zones around the world. He tells the amazing story of his evolving career and his Leica connection [...]