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Bauhausian Simplicity of Design Article

Added today is the Leica and Bauhausian Simplicity of Design article!

This article expands on our previous articles of what makes a Leica - a Leica. More from an emotional standpoint and how the clean, simple design appeals to ardent Leica photographers.

Cult of Mac Writes of the Leica M6

Over on one of our favorite Mac sites, Cult of Mac - Jim Merithew espouses the virtues of one our favorite Leica M bodies, the Leica M6 in "Machine Crush Monday: Leica M6." It's nice to see people enjoy the cameras as we do here, let alone in a surprising post for this Monday morning. Jim concludes:

...Maybe it is the amazing lenses, maybe it is journey over destination or maybe it is just my sentimental self playing tricks on me, but no other camera has ever captured my soul quite like the Leica M6.

The Fascination with Full Frame Article

We've been so busy lately that one of our strongest suits, unique content - has lagged a little. So without further ado, we'd like to share our latest article - "The Fascination with Full Frame."

This article delves into the mystique of the full frame sensor and why many photographers see it as the be all, end all of digital photography. Comparisons are made against APS-C and APS-H sensors and their effect.

6000 Leica Photos Immortalized

The Kleine Zeitung (Little Newspaper) of Austria writes about "6000 Immortalized Adventure Photos" (in German) and how they were almost thrown away... The story revolves around photos shot by St. Veiter Erwin and Gretl Holzmann - both ardent adventurers and prolific Leica shooters. The photos were rediscovered and saved by Wolfgang Hammerschlag and Konstantin Kiesling (pictured above, respectively). Read more below for translation.

Behind the Scenes - So It Goes

So it Goes Creative Director, James Wright, recently used the Leica M to photograph a "behind the scenes" of the cover shoot for So It Goes, Issue.3, featuring Cillian Murphy. Cillian Murphy has starred in Inception, The Dark Knight and BBC gangster epic The Peaky Blinders.

Helmut Newton's "Rules of Life" (NSFW)

Over on Esquire (Russia) they have a piece called Helmut Newton "Rules of Life" (in Russian). You may recall that Helmut Newton was a German-Australian photographer and was a "prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications." Born in Berlin in 1920, he passed away in 2004 at the age of 84 in California. Read more below for translation.

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