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LEICA STORIES

Portuguese musicians, part of an international parade in Marbella, Spain.

Techniques, ideas and confessions of a minimalist photographer. This site is a combination of  technique, gear and stories about how photos are made, mostly using Leica cameras.

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STREET SHOOTING

Street shooting is improvisation. Musicians who improvise know their scales so well they don’t need to think about them when…
Crossroads near Bloomington, Indiana

NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

This photo got me thinking about negatives. I made the shot in Indiana when I was a teenager. We’d moved…
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WORTH THE WAIT

Street shooting requires an instantaneous reaction to what you are seeing. It’s this need to react immediately to whatever is…
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GOING MANUAL

I grew up shooting manual cameras. There was no Google back then and it took time and effort to get…
A man watches a street photographer prepare a subject, Marbella Spain

WORKING INSIDE

Shooting on the inside – Working your way in. One of the advantages of Leicas over bigger and noisier cameras…
Small Eagle Creek camera bag with Leica M10-D and Leica M10 with four lenses.

IN THE BAG

I have the perfect Leica camera bag. Because it hasn’t been made for twenty years, out of paranoia the bag…
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TRAVELING LIGHT

I really love being there. I almost always hate getting there. I like air travel because it gets me where…
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BLACK & WHITE HYBRID WORKFLOW

This isn’t a post about the ongoing battle between film and digital. I shoot both depending on my needs. [Note:…
Hopi Indian Cowboy, Willie Coin. Hopi /Navajo Joint Use Area, Arizona

HOPI-NAVAJO LAND DISPUTE

In early 1975, a mutual acquaintance sent anthropologist, Harry King, to me for some advice. Harry had a grant to…
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PARIS PRINTERS

I love to photograph, just don’t bother me with the details that follow; like the processing and printing. I’ll get…