Your Mark Story: Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco, a distinguished Magnum Photographer, created incredibly moving images of social conflict and issues from around the globe. Particularly, Fusco is well known for his sequence of images from the RFK Funeral train which he documented from the viewpoint of the train looking out at the masses in mourning as the train traveled from New York City to the Arlington Cemetery. Fusco brought to light many other social issues and injustices through his camera and lens including the aftermath of Chernobyl's impact on the lives of those living in the spoiled environment surrounding the explosion.

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The Leica C-LUX | The Perfect Compact Companion

I will admit, I have a bit of an infatuation with smaller cameras. I have owned almost every Fujifilm X100 series camera they have produced as well as a couple versions of the Sony RX100. In Leica, I have owned an X camera, the D-lux 109 and a few others. I have burned up a few Olympus X-A cameras and have long lusted after a clean Leica Minilux or C3.

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“Zagato” Edition M10

During the Leitz Park opening a new special edition M10 was announced in a partnership we have loved before. The Zagato M10 is an illustrious and beautifully designed digital M. The combination of Zagato's Italian design and Leica's German engineering is a collaboration of beautiful magnitude.

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Leitz Park Recap 2018

Over the years I have had the opportunity and pleasure to visit Leitz Park, Wetzlar, on several occasions since its grand opening celebration, the SL Launch, the M10 Launch, plus a few other noteworthy events. To date I must say that the new facilities are in a word, stunning! It has been both exciting and mesmerizing watching Leitz park mature from concept, to industrial park, to the beautiful factory and finally to a gorgeous campus that it today. The current facilities include a four-star hotel, restaurant, café, museum with a gallery, gallery shop and factory archive, Leica Akademie teaching facility, Ernst Leitz Werkstatten and a new and improved location for Sonder Optic, now Ernst Leitz, cine lenses.

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Elevated & Innovative: A Review of the 75MM APO Summicron-SL

When Jim Sullivan called me up one evening and asked if I would be interested in assisting him to photograph Dominque Crenn in one of San Francisco most esteemed restaurants I was ecstatic! A few weeks earlier Jim purchased a Leica SL system, leaving his Canon 5D gear behind. A bold move for a food and cocktail photographer who's bread and butter (pun intended) is made on the staple system of most foodie oriented photogs. Nevertheless, Jim, like myself, loves to use only the best tools he can get his hands on. Simply put be - different than the pack. Being in some of the most prestigious kitchens all over the world beckons the longing to attain the highest level of artistic finesse and elevated craftsmanship, and also I believe a sense of deviance from norms. But, I deviate from the story at hand.

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4700 Miles with the Leica TL2

I’m not much an of a digital shooter, in fact, I almost exclusively shoot film. When I do shoot digital, it’s mostly for weddings/professional work. When it comes to everyday life, I don’t find my bulky DSLR to be that inspiring or fun to shoot with. In contrast, the film cameras I shoot with are not only compact by comparison, but classic. For me, it’s much easier to connect with and feel inspired by a 35mm rangefinder from the 70’s than the most advanced digital cameras of today.

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