Feb 192012
Tête A Tête

E. H. Gombrich Making A Likeness What is the difference between a mug shot and a portrait? Capturing the likeness of a sitter is a skill which continues to captivate an audience. Even though a photograph is taken from reality, it does not  guarantee the portrait will ring the bells of recognition.  — What is [more...]

Sep 282011
Leica Accessories

ARCA-SWISS Video Mini-L Bracket This video is an experiment.  I like to look at things in “real life” so I figured, why not make a video showing products I review.  It should give you a better impression of the ARCA-SWISS Mini-L Bracket which can be used on all Leica M cameras.  I love the freeze [more...]

Sep 212011

Luigi Crescenzi At home with the Maestro of Leicatime Last week the Travel Gods threw me  for a loop.  I was scheduled to have two days in Rome before heading  to Sardegna, but the flight was  oversold.  My biggest fear was I might miss my appointment with  leather Maestro and Leicatime creator Luigi Crescenzi.   [more...]

Jan 272011
Leica Travel Guide

Eating In Venice There are three comments you will always hear about Venice; Its sinking, its expensive and the food stinks.  This is a half truth perpetuated by day trippers who have not cracked the Venetian code. Where To Eat: Introduction The Venetian menu is seasonal, much like the rest of Italy.  The kitchens take [more...]