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The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

Jim Marshall, as many of you may know - was a successful (Leica) photographer that captured incredible images in and around Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) and the wider music scene from 1965 to 1968. As we reported about a year ago, he was awarded a Grammy posthumously after passing away on March 26, 2010. HuffPo has a story running called "The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution" which talks about the book of the same name which features more than 300 color and black-and-white photographs that he shot during this time. Definitely worth checking out.

Keegan Allen, Leica Shooter

USA Today has an article today on Keegan Allen (25) called, "Keegan Allen never leaves home without a Leica." You might ask yourself, "who?" Keegan's an actor who received his breakout role in ABC Family's hit series "Pretty Little Liars." His cameras of choice are the Leica M4, M6 (which was a present from his father when he was 10 years old), M Monochrom and M (Type 240). He's even got a book out now called "life.love.beauty." Read more below for additional photo.

A lot of people are stunned — why would you buy a camera that only shoots in black and white?" Because the end result is that it "looks like film. You can shoot in pitch black and it captures every detail. It's like a medium between digital and film.

Will McBride, Leica Shooter, Dies at 84

Will McBride rose to fame in the 1950s and ’60s as a documentary photographer, usually favoring a Leica. His work appeared regularly in various German magazines and included sex, nudity, drugs and politics so prevalent at the time. A native of St. Louis, Missouri (born in 1931), he grew up in Chicago. A private student of the legendary artist Norman Rockwell, he studied painting, art history and illustration at Syracuse University in New York and philology (the study of language in written historical sources) in Berlin. He was in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed in Würzburg, Germany - and would remain in Germany until his death... Yesterday he passed away in Berlin - a city he loved.

Films ran through my Leica like wine down my throat.

Will McBride

Mazen Saggar: Photojournalism to Fashion

The City (Khaleej) Times of the UAE writes, "Mazen Saggar: Photojournalist turned fashion photographer." Born in Baghdad in 1968, Mazen Saggar arrived in France when he was 10 years old. After studying photography at the school Claude Garamont in Colombes, he began working as a photojournalist. From 1990 onwards, he worked on a freelance basis for a range of major international magazines. In 1999, he left Paris and moved to Madagascar where, alongside local photographers, he established the first photographic agency in the country. Three years later when Mazen was back to Paris, he set up his own agency, Création Visuelle. At this point, he began his collaboration with the fashion house Louis Vuitton, covering events and fashion shows for the prestigious couture house. He is now the brand’s preferred photographer. Read more below.

Ann Curry Goes Her Own Way

Through various news sources, we learn that "Ann Curry to Depart NBC News." It would seem that Ann Curry, as you all know - a Leica shooter - announced that she is leaving the network as a full-time employee to begin a new relationship with NBCUniversal that allows her to report on any platform and on any network, including NBC News. She also is developing a media start-up, seeded by NBCUniversal, to provide reporting and content to be distributed over multiple platforms. We applaud her for this bold move and wish her great success, which she'll surely find and deserves. Don't even get us started on the joke that is Matt Lauer and what transpired back in 2012. And Ann, if you're reading this - get back to us about the interview, eh? Read more below!

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Lenny Kravitz Edition Leica M Confirmed

Through multiple sources, we have confirmed that a Lenny Kravitz edition camera is coming now official (see below), and will drop in February. We don't know much more at this point, other than it will likely be a brass/brassed finish and nowhere near as cool as the Leica MP pictured below. He is of course, a Leica shooter and published a book called "Flash" which you can pre-order. Read more below for updates and photos!

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