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Happy 100th, Leica! – Part 2


In March I did a blog post on the centennial of the Leica camera, the original 35mm camera. I wrote about my own love affair with the Leica, and the M3 camera I’ve owned since I was in high school.

I’m back on the topic because I stumbled across a lovely little BBC video tribute to Leica by photojournalist Tom Stoddart. In it he talks about Alfred Eisenstadt’s iconic image of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square, and about Cartier-Bresson stalking subjects in the streets of Paris. Just click here for a look.

To check out some of my own old street photography–much of it shot on my M3–go to my gallery at Mnartists.org.


Author: drmar120

D. R. Martin is a writer and photographer based in Minnesota.

2 thoughts on “Happy 100th, Leica! – Part 2

  1. That was the coolest thing to peruse your photography! I want a gorilla from the Walgreen’s window and I love the Blonde with bystander. Geez, I love them all. Great link that I’ll have to look at again. (and I just looked up “peruse” to make sure I was spelling it correctly, and that little word means both to look at carefully and to look at quickly . . . but then you probably already knew that my friend

    • Thanks, Marie! Coming from a fellow shutterbug, that means a lot. I plan someday to put these images into a self-pubbed book. They’re documents of their time, and I want them to outlast me…

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