Dec 312010

Back On Land Only thirty minutes away from Venice, by train, lies the university town of Padua.  School was out, but the town was buzzing with people enjoying an afternoon walk or hot caffe. Before leaving, we asked Matteo ( the owner of our hotel ) what we should do in Padova?  Much to our [more...]

Dec 292010
Venice, After Dark

Looking In Dark Corners After dinner, when the city is mostly closed, the empty streets are a night photographer’s dream.  Greens and oranges flood the canals as the blue sky gives way to the blackness of a Venetian evening.  Even during the off season Venice is a busy place.  It can be challenging to find [more...]

Dec 272010
How To Spot A Real Venetian

Venice, Italy The crowds are gone, the rain has stopped, and the cold, blue sky has come in from the north. Its Christmas time in Venice and a great chance to experience the city with the locals, but what does a real Venetian look like? -35mm Summicron Version III For this trip to Venice, I [more...]

Dec 202010
Chiun-Kai Shih

Leica S2 at the Levi’s Workshop Inside a converted art gallery, photographer Chiun-Kai Shih was putting on a different kind of exhibition.  Mixing a cocktail of creative types, from fashion designers to Hollywood writers, the Levi’s Workshop was a live modeling session and photo exhibition all rolled into one. -Hair & Make Up The Levi’s [more...]

Dec 152010
Used M7 For Sale

Leica M7 Titanium & 50mm Summilux Special edition cameras can be hit or miss.  With their fancy wraps, special metals, and custom engravings, Leica’s special editions command much higher prices than normal production models. But every now and again, opportunities align and expensive cameras come to market at great prices. -Leica M7 Titan & 50mm [more...]

Dec 142010
From Block To Lens

How Its Done iPencil This is not Apple’s newest plan to incite riots before Christmas.  I, Pencil is an essay, written over fifty years ago, on the limitations of a single person and our dependence on communal efforts. -With A Little Help From My Friends Purist love to do everything themselves.  Taking pride in their [more...]

Dec 102010
On The Horizon

Next Week… First I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has come to the site in the last few weeks.  Its been a lot of fun posting the articles and I hope you are enjoying them.  There are a bunch of great things planned for the upcoming weeks and here’s a little preview. [more...]

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Dec 082010
Walking Barefoot: Leica 90mm Summicron Review

Leica 90mm Summicron Review Pre-ASPH f 2.0   Traveling has a way of sharpening the senses. Surrounded by new sights and strange sounds, the world can feel like a completely different place. For a close up view, Leica’s 90mm Summicron is the portrait lens of choice.  But even more than a lens for faces, it [more...]