Renato D’Agostin: Coast to Coast at Mile 5,803

© Renato D'Agostin

New York-based Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin left his Brooklyn studio on July 28 with his BMW R100 to travel across America on his “Coast to Coast” trip. Accompanied by his Leica M6, he will reach San Francisco after two months and approximately 5,000 miles of light on film. Renato was born in 1983, and started [...]

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Cheryl Dunn: New York Soul

© Cheryl Dunn

Cheryl Dunn was born in Old Tappan, NJ, and currently resides in New York City. She received her BA in Art History from Rutgers University. Cheryl has had numerous group and solo exhibitions around the world, and has had several books published, including “She Swallowed It,” “Sometimes the Answer,” and “Some Kinda Vacation.” Below she [...]

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Anna Mia Davidson: The Real Cuba Seen Through A Lens Of Hope

© Anna Mia Davidson

Anna Mia Davidson used her classic analog Leica to create a timeless document celebrating the Cuban people. “I view photography as a tool for social change and as a means of telling visual stories that might otherwise get overlooked. I am interested in cultures and communities on the brink of change and in the positive [...]

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Jean-Christian Rostagni: Romance in Paris

© Jean-Christian Rostagni

Q: Could you tell us a little bit of the story behind this photo? Where were you? A: This was in Paris in March 1991 at La Palette, one of my favorite cafés in Paris, rue de Seine, in the “Beaux Arts district.” The place is very reminiscent of the ’20s, and a good nose [...]

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Eric Leleu: Day Dreamers in China

© Eric Leleu

From Northern France, Eric Leleu graduated from EM Lyon with a Master in Management at age 25, and then set his sights on becoming a full-time professional photographer. Aware that Asia was destined to play a major role in the future, he settled in Shanghai in 2005 thanks to two grants from the French Youth [...]

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Carlos Fernandez Laser: On a Grand Tour with the Hardbrakers

© Carlos Fernandez Laser

Carlos Fernandez Laser’s main theme is action photography. Born in Bielefeld in 1984, the photographer began his career focusing on BMX athletes, professional mountain bikers, and punk concerts. Nowadays, he lends his talent and techniques to fashion photography. Equipped with a Leica M, he accompanied the Grand Tour of the Hardbrakers (a group of Hamburg [...]

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Gianluca Federighi: Exploring Earth, Sky and Water

© Gianluca Federighi

This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, stories, goals and learnings along the way.  Gianluca Federighi, an Italian photographer based in Lucca, Tuscany, injects new energy and drama into the eternal theme of ‘the elements.’ He has taken a serious interest in [...]

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Julia Baier: In Tune

© Julia Baier

When the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was looking for a new orchestra photographer in 2000, Julia Baier was a student at the Bremen Art College. It was on the occasion of a concert on the beach in Bremerhaven, that she was invited to a try-out photo shoot. Her pictures convinced the orchestra, and since then she has accompanied [...]

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David English: Quality of Light

Manhattan Buildings #1 © David English

We like to talk about the specs for cameras and lenses — this camera has a burst mode of 10 frames per second, and this lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.4 — it’s almost second nature for anyone interested in photography. But how do you talk about those aspects of photography that can’t be [...]

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Renato D’Agostin: Coast to Coast at Mile 3,260

© Renato D'Agostin

New York-based Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin left his Brooklyn studio on July 28 on his BMW R100 to travel across America on his “Coast to Coast” trip. Accompanied by his Leica M6, he will reach San Francisco after two months and approximately 5,000 miles of light on film. Renato was born in 1983 and started his [...]

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Andy Summers: “Del Mondo” at the Leica Gallery São Paulo, Part 2

© Andy Summers

Andy Summers has been a photographer since the early 1980s when he was the guitarist with The Police. He has published three books of photography: “Throb” with William Morrow & Company in 1983, “I’ll Be Watching You” with Taschen in 2007, and “Desirer Walks the Streets” with Nazraeli Press in 2009. He also collaborated with Ralph Gibson [...]

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Claire Yaffa:  Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 42

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 49 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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Max Montgomery: Storytelling with the Leica S

©  Max Montgomery

Max Montgomery is a British photographer who now lives in New York. He has shot for numerous magazines including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Town and Country, and Sunday Times. Some of his advertising clients include Jitrois, Cavalli, HK Intimates, Lot78, Edge o’ Beyond, and Rohmir. Max recently had the opportunity to test the new Leica S [...]

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Scott Tansey: Intimate Images of an Iconic Location

© Scott Tansey

Scott Tansey has been taking photos for over 40 years. In the mid-1980s he was submitting panoramic images to a stock agency and his photos have been published in a wide range of media including Consumer Reports and Audubon Magazine. In the mid-1990s he switched careers and attended law school. Although he still loves and [...]

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C/O Berlin: Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography

© Jeff Mermelstein

To round off the first year in its new building – the former Amerika Haus – C/O Berlin is presenting the jubilee exhibition Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography from August 22 to November 1, 2015. We spoke with the curator, Felix Hofmann, about the particularities of this, the third location, for the [...]

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