Apparently I’m a lousy photographer... crap artist... garbage writer... and am getting too old to ride fixie and love French women. But, I have 25 different Tumblr themes ranging from arts and cafés to Leicas and Volkswagens, and don’t flood those streams with endless rubbish but select quality images. So to see all of my shit follow updates at "Ed Buziak / Fotoformat" on Facebook.
Well-used Leica M + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux…
First day I’m Dallas!

Well-used Leica M + 50mm f/1.4 Summilux…

First day I’m Dallas!

(Source: mistreet)

Leica M4 + 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-ASPH lens.
fromand:

Leica M4 + 18mm f/3.8 Elmar-ASPH lens.

fromand:

My favourite camera / lens combo was a Leica M3 + 5cm Dual-range Summicron… but this one is something else ~ Serial #1,000,000

My favourite camera / lens combo was a Leica M3 + 5cm Dual-range Summicron… but this one is something else ~ Serial #1,000,000

Oskar Barnack’s UR-Leica…
The “One more thing” of Leica Camera AG, anno 1908. A complete game-changer in photography; the first portable, silent, invisible camera. This one is the factory’s copy of one of two existing prototypes. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard at the Leica Camera AG factory in Solms, Germany. 
thorstenovergaard:

Oskar Barnack’s UR-Leica…

The “One more thing” of Leica Camera AG, anno 1908. A complete game-changer in photography; the first portable, silent, invisible camera. This one is the factory’s copy of one of two existing prototypes. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard at the Leica Camera AG factory in Solms, Germany.

thorstenovergaard:

Child with camera ~ Thorsten Overgaard.
Once photographing meant a large box camera on a tripod, shifting film plate after each shot - and working with a dark cloth over your head and the camera.
But then something happened…
Touch the image to read the story of the Leica camera…
thorstenovergaard:

Child with camera ~ Thorsten Overgaard.

Once photographing meant a large box camera on a tripod, shifting film plate after each shot - and working with a dark cloth over your head and the camera.

But then something happened…

Touch the image to read the story of the Leica camera…

thorstenovergaard:

Should go down well in Monaco, Nice and Cannes next summer…not that many will get wet!
#passionleica : Marine style
passionleica:

Should go down well in Monaco, Nice
and Cannes next summer…

not that many will get wet!

#passionleica : Marine style

passionleica:

Rare 1956 Leica IIIf black Swedish army body.
A series of 100 Kaltefest “winterized” Leica IIIf bodies were produced in 1956 for the Swedish Army for Arctic operations. The black paint 5cm f/3.5 Elmar lens was only ever produced for this military model. Offered by Bonhams. Estimate US $52,000-77,000.

megadeluxe:

(Source: megadeluxe-archive, via leicagraph)

Henri Cartier-Bresson - the father of modern photojournalism - famously described the Leica as “an extension of his eye.”The anonymity that the small camera gave him in a crowd or during an intimate moment was essential in overcoming the formal and unnatural behaviour of those who were aware of being photographed. The Leica opened up new possibilities in photography; the ability to capture the world in its actual state of movement and transformation. He said, “I prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung-up and ready to pounce, ready to trap life.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

street-chronicles:

(Source: leicadiaries, via leicagraph)

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