One-on-one interviews with people; La Vida Leica exclusive and otherwise.

Leica Phoenix Rising from the Ashes...

The Tiroler Tageszeitung has a brief story, "With Courage, Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes" (in German). A talk with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann and how he came in to save a then-failing Leica Camera AG back in 2004, how it has recovered and grown, as well as where it's heading. Read more below for the translation.

Leica Portrait: Gigi Stoll

Gigi Stoll began as a top fashion model, but she has transformed herself into an empathetic and eclectic photographer who shoots everything from searing images of life in distressed areas of the world to fine art nudes and the haute couture of New York and Paris. Here is Gigi Stoll’s exclusive interview with Leica Camera.

Leica Portrait: Gigi Stoll

Personal Interview with Andreas Kaufmann

Back in the September 2013 (print) issue of the German Spiegel magazine, there was a rather lengthy and personal interview with Andreas Kaufmann. Not so much about Leica products, but the man himself. It's a very interesting read about his early life, how he made his money, economics, politics - how he went on to Leica Camera AG - and its position in photography and as a status symbol. Now that a month has passed, Spiegel has placed the article, "The Asset Is the Company" online - and It is also available as a PDF (both in German). Read more below for the translation.

Exclusive Interview with Birgit Krippner

Today we have an exclusive for you! In conjunction with Walter Pretorius (of Walter Leica fame and who's behind the awesome Walter Eyepiece), we interviewed Birgit Krippner. Her images have been exhibited and sold in galleries around the world, and have been featured in print and on TV. So without further ado, our interview...

Vanity Fair Interview with Newson and Ive

You may recall that on Tuesday we brought you the story, Leica (RED) M Revealed! (which we've also updated) about the collaboration between Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson to produce the Leica (RED) M camera, set to auction on November 23, 2013 via Sotheby's. The pair have selected or made more than 40 objects for an auction to benefit Bono’s (of U2 fame) Product (RED) anti-H.I.V. campaign. Meeting with Newson and Ive, Paul Goldberger explores the shared obsession and philosophy behind everything from iPhones to jumbo-jet interiors in Vanity Fair's "Designing Men" article.

Alfred Schopf Interview on THEME

Leica CEO Alfred Schopf tells THEME in an interview he’s not giving away anything. So don’t expect any breaking news or secret product insights. Nevertheless, we’re assured that Leica’s strategic expansion with the soon-to-be-opened Wetzlar Park headquarters “will certainly make it easier for us to translate innovations into products.” The next key event Leica is “particularly looking forward to” is the biennial Photokina in September 2014 in Cologne. An interesting interview - not as far as what Alfred Schopf says - but all the things he doesn't!