Nov 252014
 
Harry Benz Camera Strap: The B Strap

Harry Benz B Strap Simple Solution for an age old problem  Toronto Canada   Start from scratch While most of the photography world wants to sell you on technology and features, Toronto based designer Harald Benz is taking a different approach.  He is ok with camera companies duking it out over high ISO performance and [more...]

Nov 122014
 
Kyoto Genius Table with Adam Marelli hosted by Leica Kyoto

Kyoto Genius Table featuring Adam Marelli Go-On x Kyoto City x Kyoto University Hosted by Leica Kyoto   Genius Table Collaborations are one of Kyoto’s strengths.  Their promotion of like minded artists and creatives from around the city is at the heart of Kyoto’s outward expansion.  At the front of this movement you will find [more...]

Oct 192014
 
2014 Ipa International Photography Award | Adam Marelli

2014 Ipa Award | Adam Marelli Invisible City & Bear in the Canal Matera & Venice, Italy   Introduction Photography competitions are a strange breed.  They come in almost every variety from the town fair to international art recognition.  To an outsider, it may be difficult to determine what a competition actually does and what [more...]

Oct 162014
 
Meet the Maker: Nakashima Woodworker

Meet the Maker Nakashima Woodworker OPEN HOUSE   Introduction If you have ever run your fingers across a wooden table, reached out to touch a sculpture in a museum, or put your hand into a container of dry beans just to feel what it was like, then you have a “Maker” buried inside of you.  [more...]

Sep 222014
 
Leica M60 + 35mm Summilux Release

Leica M60 Release Life without a screen GERMANY   Introduction Leica is a changed company.  The German lens and camera designers used to trickle out new goods at an analog pace.  The costs of new product development are astounding and while larger companies would release an array of new cameras and lenses twice a year, [more...]

Sep 212014
 
Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado Genesis Explained  Neuehouse, New York City   Introduction Last Friday night, the Neuehouse hosted a discussion between photographer Sebastião Salgado and former New York Times editor, writer and academic Fred Ritchin.  This was not the first occasion that the two of them had spoken together.  Their relationship goes back over thirty years to [more...]

Aug 042014
 
The Photographer's Pouch

The Photographer’s Pouch Designed by Will Kortum   Introduction As most of you know, I’m not too into gear.  In my mind, good design should be almost invisible.  One area where there is still plenty of room for improvement is the camera bag.  Will Kortum, a young photographer who took a workshop with me two [more...]

Jun 252014
 
The Summer Line Up

The Summer Line Up Linen + Leicas Introduction It feels like ages since I’ve been in the studio.  The last two months feel like a blur.  Thank god there were a few cameras to capture evidence of my travels.  It’s been exciting, tiring, and fulfilling all at the same time.  In fact, I’m not even [more...]

Jun 092014
 
Collector's Night at Leica SoHo

Collector’s Night Traces of a Lost Ceremony Leica SoHo Introduction It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been at the computer.  The lead up to my exhibition went exactly as expected:  deliveries were late, everything came down to the wire, and all of those “maybe’s” that were on my calendar turned into “must be done’s” [more...]

May 022014
 
Leica T System

Leica T System German Humor THE MOST BORING VIDEO EVER   Introduction As a frequent traveller, I have developed expectations of different countries around the globe.  Every country has its strengths and weaknesses.  Germany is no exception.  They are known for the relentless pursuit of precision, delicious beer, mediocre cuisine, and a sense of humor [more...]