Leica and the Oscars
What does Leica and the Oscars have in common? About 9 nominations! Click on the photos for the nominations and their relation to Leica and Leica Store Los Angeles!
-Best Actor: Christian Bale (with an M8)
-Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper (with an M4-P)
-Best Picture (Scarlett Johannson with an M6)
-Best Adapted Screenplay: Steve Coogan (with Leica Store Los Angeles General Manager James Agnew)
Dallas Buyers Club
-Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (at the Leica Store Los Angeles for The Macallan Elliott Erwitt’s Great Scottish Adventure)
12 Years a Slave
-Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley (trying out an M at the Leica Store Los Angeles)
Iron Man 3
-Best Visual Effects (film shot with the Summilux cine lenses)
It’s our “Franken-Camera”! The Leica M-E, grip, 36mm optical viewfinder, Match Technical’s Thumbs Up and soft release “Boop”, the angle viewfinder with 1.4 Magnifier attached, and the red Silk Cord Strap by Artisan and Artist. How are you dressing your Leica for Halloween?
"Fake Leica," by Chinese artist Liao Yibai, exclusively at the Leica Store Los Angeles. (Photographed with the Leica S and the 30-90 Vario Elmar lens).
The Leica S System at Salton Sea
The Leica S System’s 12-stop dynamic range makes it a natural fit for landscape photographers accustomed to using the zone-system. These photos of the Salton Sea were made by Gary Faye, an accomplished photographer whose work has appeared in print and galleries throughout the country. Gary attended several Ansel Adams workshops toward the beginning of his photographic career and took those fundamentals to develop the distinct style we see in these breathtaking photos. Thank you, Gary!
Discover the Leica X Vario
Discover the new Leica X Vario in one of two free Akademie courses next weekend here at the Leica Store Los Angeles. RSVP for Friday October 11 from 3PM-5PM or Saturday October 12 from 10AM-12PM.
The Leica S and Dynamic Range
The Leica S system’s wide dynamic range is on display in this photo from young photographer Marley Maron of the Thousand Oaks Public Library. Even though her exposure was set perfectly for an interior shot, you can see the trees in daylight outside of the window. The expressive freedom opened up by this range is a hallmark of the Leica S.
Visit the store to try it for yourself! The Leica S and full range of lenses are available for rent from our store:
8783 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048.
My First Leica-Keegan Allen
We’ve been enjoying your #MyFirstLeica stories and today we are happy to share our friend Keegan Allen’s story:
My first Leica was an M6 given to me by my father when I was 11. My dad explained how it would never go out of style. He was an actor that loved photography and painting. He had a lot of cameras, but his Leica was his favorite and most used tool.
I spent my summers saving up to buy one of my own. I wanted his camera so bad that I would go to sleep at night dreaming I had my own and of the romantic idea of growing up with it, always at my side; it would become a part of me. I imagined the camera with me on assignments as a young man and eventually passing it on to my kid in the autumn years of my life.
One lucky day, my father let me “borrow” his Leica. But he never asked me for it back. He would just smile and watch me capture moments.
I felt like an artistic superhero and would pretend to be Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Photography is still a major part of my life. Even though my father is no longer with me, every time I click the shutter I see him smile. And now, I have a collection of Leicas to bring with me everywhere and capture these moments.
Thank you, Keegan!
If you would like to share the story of your first Leica, tweet us at @leicastorela with #MyFirstLeica
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Here’s a sneak peek of tonight’s “Early Beatles Collection” by Astrid Kirchherr, opening tonight from 6-8PM.
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Our photographer of the week is Marcia Ziffren! After enjoying this photo, please see more of her work: http://ow.ly/oE40J