I’ve enjoyed taking photographs since my teenage years. After my studies, photography fell by the wayside a bit until my sister asked me to photograph her wedding in 2005. I bought a Nikon D70 and a new obsession started.
Recently I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot, mainly due to work. As I bought more Nikons, the solution became less and less portable, at least from a travel photographer’s perspective, so more often than not I ended up leaving the camera at home in favour of less back pain once I returned. Around a year ago I realised this was a mistake, and decided to supplement my Nikons with a Leica rangefinder system. Another new obsession….
From wikipedia.org, a rangefinder camera uses ‘a range-finding focusing mechanism allowing the photographer to measure the subject distance and take photographs that are in sharp focus’. So no autofocus, no fancy electronics, no zoom lenses, in fact nothing more than a manual camera with a very high quality piece of glass on the front. Compact enough to take almost anywhere without compromising on image quality.
And so this blog begins – my aim is to use this medium to illustrate my travels around the world with a rangefinder – the Leica M series.
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