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Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol “Arrivals & Departures”

As a test of the new Leica M Monochrom digital black-and-white camera, Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol made a trek from Moscow to Ulan Bator to Beijing in 28 days, often making more than 1,000 photographs each day for 28 days straight. In this short video, he talks with Lens Culture founder Jim Casper about his adventures, and shares more than 30 of his top picks from that trip.

Visit to discover lots of great contemporary photography.

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Andy Spyra: Out of the Dark

2015 jährt sich der Genozid an den Armeniern zum 100. Mal. Viele Armenier haben den Völkermord – versteckt von kurdischen oder türkischen Familien – überlebt. Ihre Nachkommen erfuhren oft erst Jahrzehnte später von ihrer Herkunft. Die Suche nach der eigenen Identität beginnt. Eine Reportage über die Spuren armenischen Lebens in der Türkei. Leica M (Typ 240), Elmarit-M 1:2.8/28 mm Asph.


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Guillem Valle: Dreaming of Utopia

Die Kurden, das größte staatenlose Volk der Welt: Nach Jahrzehnten der Unterdrückung eröffnet ausgerechnet der syrische Bürgerkrieg die Chance auf Autonomie. Die syrische Armee hat sich aus den kurdischen Gebieten zurückgezogen – wird der Traum von Freiheit für die Kurden endlich wahr? Die Reportage entstand mit einer M9 im syrisch-türkischen Grenzgebiet.


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Wim Wenders: Das Salz der Erde

“Every photograph is an adventure.” In his latest production, The Salt of the Earth, director Wim Wenders explores what inspires the legendary photographer Sebastião Salgado when he works. The movie starts in German theaters October, 30.

LFI spoke to Wim Wenders. In our conversation he reveals his special trick for dealing with camera-shy photographers. You will find the full-lenth interview in LFI 8/2014: The film’s German language trailer can be viewed here.

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A Life With Leica

Filmed over 7 days – A Life With Leica explores the philosophy behind Danish photographer Thorsten von Overgaard as he practices his craft throughout the streets of Rome, Italy.

Creative // Northpass Media
Executive Producer // Kurt Bangert
Director-DP // RH Bangert
Cinematographer // Zach Dierks
Editor // Jon Quigg
Production Coordinator // Luca Fortunato Asquini
Gaffer // Luca Martis
Locations // Luca Fortunato Asquini
Title Design and Motion // Jon Quigg
Color Grade // Taylre Jones
Composer // Sam Billen
Music Consultant // Dan Billen
Driver // Marco Taglioni

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Wim Wenders on Leica

This short film was made by Wim Wenders for Leica as a special feature for the photokina 2008 edition. It emphasizes how personal a Leica camera is for its owner.

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Leica Monochrom Hands-On Field Test

When Leica offered a chance to test out a pre-release Leica Monochrom, we jumped at the chance. See how this very cool B&W camera performs on a late night shoot. The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls is joined by Pierre Quinn, Chris Tait and Stefan Legisa of YYC Street Photography to see if this camera can bring back the joy of shooting on black and white film.
Read about this shoot at:
Shot and Edited by Jordan Drake
Filmed on the Sony FS700

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Blatant Violation III: Fast Food Strike (Birds and Ships by Billy Bragg & Wilco)

Photos and video from a rally for low-wage workers held in Madison, WI, 8/29/2013. Video shot with an iPhone 5; photos taken with a Leica M Monochrom Leica 24 Summilux-M ASPH; photos processed in Aperture with Silver Efex Pro 2; video assembled and processed in Final Cut Pro X using CrumplePops Noir Moderne: Venetian, Grain35 (35mm 8573 500T), ShrinkRay X.

See the full set of photos here:

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My name is Arteh Odjidja, and I am a photographer and creative based in London. A place that never ceases to amaze & inspire me in my work.
Art of Monochrome is about bringing different creative elements together to explore new approaches and outcomes in image creation.

Special thanks to:
Leica Camera UK / Leica Studio S Mayfair
Richard Curtis – Adobe
Direct Lighting UK
Ozwald Boateng
A. Sauvage
Students of The London College of Fashion-BA Fashion image.
The Worx Studios London
Nicholas Hayes Retouching
AMG Visuals
Amee Smart Fashion Styling
Hair by Chris Foster
Imogen Dina Cox