A Selection of Excellence from The Leica Meet (6)

The top shots from the last two weeks from The Leica Meet Flickr group.

Zoran Kulusic-Neral

Zoran Kulusic-Neral

Yonathan Budi

Yonathan Budi

Wook Bang

Wook Bang

Win Soegondo

Win Soegondo

Tobias Gaulke

Tobias Gaulke

Teuku Adifitrian

Teuku Adifitrian

Sung S Lee

Sung S Lee

Roger Yip

Roger Yip

Rod Higginson

Rod Higginson

Pablo Sanz

Pablo Sanz

Olaf Willoughby

Olaf Willoughby

Nicoblue

Nicoblue

Khaled Al Abdul-Mughni

Khaled Al Abdul-Mughni

Johannes Huwe

Johannes Huwe

Jed Best

Jed Best

JB Rasor

JB Rasor

Haoming Wang

Haoming Wang

Grzegorz Kobiela

Grzegorz Kobiela

Gianluca Federighi

Gianluca Federighi

Gavin Mills

Gavin Mills

Fredrik Lubbe

Fredrik Lubbe

Dirk Holvoet

Dirk Holvoet

Derlin Zhang

Derlin Zhang

Christine de Loë

Christine de Loë

Bill McCarroll

Bill McCarroll

Benya Acame

Benya Acame

Axel Wohlbold

Axel Wohlbold

Antonio Sanchez-Barriga

Antonio Sanchez-Barriga

Alvaro Lucena

Alvaro Lucena

Adam Miller

Adam Miller

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A Selection of Excellence from The Leica Meet (5)

This weeks top shots from The Leica Meet Flickr group.

Alvaro Lucena

Alvaro Lucena

Antonio Sánchez-Barriga

Antonio Sánchez-Barriga

Axel Wohlbold

Axel Wohlbold

Benya Acame

Benya Acame

bluesphere

bluesphere

Dian Savitri

Dian Savitri

Dirk Holvoet

Dirk Holvoet

Eileen McCarney Muldoon

Eileen McCarney Muldoon

Fabio Lugaro

Fabio Lugaro

Gavin Mills

Gavin Mills

James Hughes

James Hughes

Lillo Cabrera

Lillo Cabrera

Marc Hartog

Marc Hartog

Michael Walker-Toye

Michael Walker-Toye

Olaf Willoughby

Olaf Willoughby

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis

Rod Higginson

Rod Higginson

Sorin Vidis

Sorin Vidis

Stephen Cosh

Stephen Cosh

Teuku Adifitrian

Teuku Adifitrian

Win Soegondo

Win Soegondo

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A musicians’ sense of timing

I grew up in a house where the aroma of darkroom chemicals frequently filled the air. To supplement his income as a professional musician my Father worked as a photographer for The Musical Express in London, now the NME (New Musical Express). He was fortunate in that not only did he photograph the famous singers and bands of the day but also the countries he visited, touring as a Musical Director for various acts.

We were talking about the old days when my Mother reminded me that he used a Leica M3 for many years. No, unfortunately I didn’t find it perfectly preserved in the loft but I did unearth a plastic bag with some old prints of street genre photography. Street? I was really only familiar with his more traditional travel memories of temples and tourist spots.

He never really spoke much about these images and clearly was following in the footsteps of the ‘decisive moment’ giants but it was like opening a new window into his life. The images you see here are just scans of the old prints, so please forgive the quality but I wanted to give some of his photos an airing to a group who I thought might appreciate the style of work some fifty years later.

Olaf

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There are well documented links between photographers who were also musicians and vice versa. From Ansel Adams and Milt Jackson through to Bill Wyman. From philosophy through to learning the toolstechnique and interpretation. Perhaps it’s all about a musician’s sense of timing applied to photography?

There’s also a thought here which could be applied more widely. Many of us, me included, are propelled forward through our creative lives; updating, uploading, upgrading, it never stops and neither do we. Maybe there is a benefit in seeking out those undiscovered gems, revisiting old projects, breathing life into old ideas whose time may have come full circle.