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The New York underground – in pictures

From a solemn Susan Sontag in repose to Candy Darling on her deathbed, photographer Peter Hujar’s work reveals a life embedded in East Village underground art, music and drag scenes – capturing queer life from the Stonewall riots in 1969 to the Aids crisis<p>Peter Hujar: Speed of Life is at The Morgan …

San Francisco

Leitz Elmar 3.5/5cm Red Scale

The smallest Leica 50mm lens. If mounted it makes even your Leica M small and light, perfect for traveling.<p>You can find a good review and history at …


Leitz Summitar 2/5cm

The Summitar 2/5cm is a fantastic high quality lens, made in holy Wetzlar. You can learn more about the history at Ken Rockwell. If you interested …

Leica Hall of Fame Award 2017 winner Gianni Berengo Gardin

<i>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</i> …

Street Photography

Leica MP Rangefinder Film Camera | Steve Walton UK Landscape and Travel Photographer

<b>Leica MP rangefinder film camera description and user report by Steve Walton</b><p>The aquisition of a first Leica rangefinder film camera for many …

Gritty and gripping photos of the NYC subway at its most dangerous

Watch the closing doors, but they may be the least of your worries<p>New York City in the 1980s. Back in the day. The die-hard era. Much about that …

How It’s Made: Leica - SURFACE

Partnership<p>Zooming in on the German camera maker’s manufacturing process.<p>BY Anna Winter<br>Video by Sophia Lou<br>PHOTOS BY OANA SZEKELY<p>Produced by Surface …

Leica M-Monochrom - Free yourself from colors

Street Photography

Platon and Film Portraiture

Platon uses mostly one of 2 cameras. The esteemed <b>Hasselblad 553 ELX</b> and his <b>Leica M6</b>. Along with Kodak Tri-X 400 film and Fujicolor or Kodak color …

Oskar Barnack - A portrait about the inventor of the Ur-Leica

Street Photography
Street Photography

An Inside Look at Ansel Adams' Darkroom Magic

Ansel Adams

Before there was Photoshop | film photography | Photoshop 25th anniversary


Leica M3 Review

Leica M-series

A concise overview of the M System covering bodies from the M3 to the M-D and a 60+ year history from 1954 through today. What are the differences or changes between each model? With this reference information it will be easy to research or choose a camera to suit your needs and likes.

Fully illustrated guide to film and digital Leica M bodies covering 60 years!<p>Introduction<p>The Leica M system as we know it has been in existence since …

Film Photography
Urban Culture

Timeless Wisdom from Magnum’s David Hurn: Wear Good Shoes

Magnum photographer David Hurn has had the type of career one dreams of. He photographed stars like the Beatles and Sean Connery, and worked during …

Men's Fashion

New Horizons Part III: The Leica Monochrom

It’s been a while since I’ve now had the Leica Monochrom (Typ 246) and as such, I’ve had some time to collect my thoughts about the camera. My path …

archatlas: The Dying Art of Darkroom Printing The comparison images above show photographer Dennis Stock’s iconic portrait of James Dean in Times Square. The test print on top shows all the work Inirio put into making the final photo look the way it does. The lines and circles you see reveal Inirio’s strategies for dodging and burning the image under the enlarger, with numbers scattered throughout the image to note different exposure times. Sarah Coleman of The Literate Lens wonders whether the magic of seeing this process will carry over at all into our new digital age: Over the last fifteen years, almost every photographer I’ve interviewed has waxed poetic about that “magical” experience of seeing an image develop in chemicals for the first time. You have to wonder whether today’s young photographers will rhapsodize as much about the first time they color-calibrated their monitors. Images and text via + via (via archatlas)


You'll never ask why some photographers still use film-cameras, after watching this

Neelabh, my best friend from school and my partner at ShaadiGraPher has been an avid film photography lover. He owns multiple film cameras, often …

14 reasons to switch back to film

Deep blacks, blown highlights, contrast heavy. Heavily influenced by the Are-Bure-Boke style from Japan, Ryan Neilan’s images are often out of focus, …

Street Photography

‘The Great Unreal’ Takes a New Approach to the American Road Trip

When Berlin-based photographers Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato embarked on a journey across the United States, they traced not only the physical …

Newport Rhode Island

Newport is a beautiful seaside city in Rhode Island that is famous for its mansions, shopping, and scenery. Newport is also known for hosting the …


On a very sunny and unusual warm weather before christmas 2015, we decided to visit the small town Staufen, 30 minutes away from Freiburg. Staufen im …