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  • Starting his ambitious project “The Imagining” in the Summer of 2014, Japanese photographer Kentaro Takahashi was motivated to do so by a sense of disillusionment he felt, regarding a political shift in Japanese society. The project makes use of portraits, street photography and reportage, as well as images of scanned newspaper articles and historical artifacts. […] The post The Imagining appeared...

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Yo Soy Fidel

  • Just over one year ago on 25 November 2016, leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro died at the age of 90 marking the end of an era. From 29 November to 3 December, the casket carrying his ashes traveled 900 kilometers to Santiago de Cuba. The convoy traced, in reverse, the route of the […] The post Yo Soy Fidel appeared first on The Leica Camera Blog.

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  • Sean Hopkins manages to combine the technical and the creative in his work as both a mechanical engineer and a successful photographer. The new Noctilux-M 75 f/1.25 ASPH is a lens, which also delivers on both these counts. The Chicago-based photographer got his hands on the latest addition to the Noctilux range and the experience has […] The post Let the Light in appeared first on The Leica Camera...

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  • The new Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. enhances the high-speed lens portfolio of the Leica M-System with a design that redefines imaging quality. We were able to speak with Peter Karbe, Head of Optics Development, about this outstanding addition. Discover the new Noctilux-M 75 f/1.25 ASPH   Mr. Karbe, what prompted the decision to develop a further […] The post Introducing the Leica Noctilux-M 75mm ...

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  • Action photographer Tino Scherer used The Leica SL for his latest shooting with Danny Schneider from "Hard Nine Choppers". Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the swiss alps he takes full advantage of the Leica SL System for this project to create outstanding videos and stills. --------- Credits: PRODUCTION: www.mera.film DIRECTOR/DP: Raphael Schläppi 2ND UNIT: Tristan Siefert PHOTOGRAPHER...

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  • Jean "Johnny" Pigozzi picked up a Leica camera as an adolescent and began formulating a diarist style that revolved around his observations of upper-class life. His "sophisticated snapshots," significantly influenced by Robert Frank and Helmut Newton, are candid and intimate: friends including Andy Warhol, Anjelica Huston, and Diane von Furstenberg, among others, are captured in scenes of social r...

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  • In 2011-2012, Sarah M Lee shot most of the commercial portraits to accompany Coldplay’s MX album and tour. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the covers of TIME magazine, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Sunday Times, Intelligent Life and Vanity Fair. Sarah is also an official BAFTA Photographer. In November 2016 she was made […] The post Tender are the Nighthawks appeared first on...

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  • Amsterdam is one of the most culturally diverse cities you will find anywhere on the planet. It was among the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th Century and ever since then immigrants from all over the globe have come to call Amsterdam their home. Amsterdamer, Paul Struijk, […] The post Real Humans of Amsterdam appeared first on The Leica Camera Blog.

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  • He tells us the three things he loves the most are women, chocolate and Leica. But not necessarily in that order… We caught up with Gianni Berengo Gardin a few days before he was due to receive the prestigious Hall of Fame Award, and we asked him to tell us a bit about himself and […] The post Leica Hall of Fame Award 2017 winner Gianni Berengo Gardin appeared first on The Leica Camera Blog.

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Night Flowers

  • Graphic designer by day and photographer of the weird and wonderful at night, Damien Frost is a man of many talents. Having given himself the challenge of taking a portrait a day, he walked the streets of London’s colorful Soho district hoping to catch a sight of the “Night Flowers”. The portraits, which resulted from […] The post Night Flowers appeared first on The Leica Camera Blog.

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  • Scottish photographer Mark Mann has made a name for himself as the go-to-guy for portraits of high-profile people. He endearingly describes his Leica S as his “Stradivarius” and cherishes the video capabilities of his Leica SL. We caught up with the very amiable NYC-based photographer to get his take on portrait photography and also hear […] The post Shooting Stardom appeared first on The Leica Ca...

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  • Shin Noguchi is an award-winning photographer based in Kamakura and Tokyo, Japan. The following series of images documents his dad’s final years and, ultimately, his death from lung cancer. It is an incredibly intimate portrait of Shin’s father and close family. On the one hand, it is an extremely personal story, yet on the other hand, […] The post Please don’t die, Dad… appeared first on The Leic...

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  • The war in Afghanistan is the longest war in US history. Following the 9/11 attacks in 2001 the US armed forces entered Afghanistan and, shortly afterwards, they were joined by German troops as part of the International Security Assistance Force. The German Bundeswehr base, Camp Marmal in the North of Afghanistan, was opened in 2005 […] The post Faces of conflict appeared first on The Leica Camera...

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  • Adrian Steirn is an award-winning Australian photographer, film-maker and conservationist based in South Africa. For this series shot with the Leica S, he spent time with the pangolin men of Zimbabwe, who care for the mammals rescued from poachers. In spite of a global ban on their trade, pangolins continue to be the most trafficked mammal […] The post The Pangolin Men appeared first on The Leica ...

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  • Shooting manually on 35mm film may not seem like the logical method for an underwater photographer but Josh Anderson revels in the rough and tumble of the early morning surf with his Leica M5. We interviewed the ocean-loving Australian to find out about his aquatic set-up and love for all things analogue, not to mention […] The post Analogue Aquatic appeared first on The Leica Camera Blog.

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  • The release of the Thambar-M 90 f/2.2 makes a unique classic Leica lens available to the modern-day photographer: Leitz’s first and only soft-focus lens, which creates a dreamlike, romantic effect particularly in the portrait range. We talked about the new Thambar-M with Lars Netopil, vice president of Leica Historica e.V. (Leica Historica Association), and owner […] The post Thambar-M 1:2.2/90 mm...

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  • This week saw the return of a legendary piece of Leica craftsmanship in the form of the Thambar-M 1:2,2/90 mm lens. The Thambar was first produced in 1935 and was cause for great surprise. Leica had become synonymous with unparalleled image quality and sharp focus, yet the Thambar went against the grain, creating its very […] The post Dream sequence appeared first on The Leica Camera Blog.

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  • The art of macro photography can reveal the minutest of details and with it the magnificence of the natural world, which would otherwise remain hidden from sight. Waking before sunrise on cold mornings, the German photographer Hardy-Bernd Wagner has captured these stunning macro shots with his Leica TL2, pushing the limits of his endurance to […] The post Macro masterclass appeared first on The Le...

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  • La Semaine de la Critique was created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics as a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival. It focuses on discovering new talents and previous winners include Alejandro González Iñarritu, Ken Loach, François Ozon and Wong Kar Wai. In collaboration between Leica Camera AG and CW Sonderoptik, the Leica Cine Discovery Prize is […] The post “Los Desheredados” –...

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Rise and Fall

  • Armin Walcher’s latest photo series sees the native Austrian touch on the memories of his youth as he tells the story of a humble drag-lift. As advances in technology lead to the overhaul of this seemingly out-dated machinery, he asks what will remain of the emotional ties formed between novice skiers and this particular piece […] The post Rise and Fall appeared first on The Leica Camera Blog.

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  • Hawaiian photographer Leslie Gleim is relatively new to the world of macro photography, yet her eye for botanical beauty and technical know-how have helped her create a powerful aesthetic. Focusing more on a fine art perspective, her close up shots, captured somewhat unconventionally with the Leica Q and X Vario, reveal the wonders of nature […] The post Botanical Beauty appeared first on The Leic...

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