If you are a fan of both hip hop and Leica, this video is almost impossible not to reblog. Photographer Jonathan Mannion runs us briefly through his amazing career photographing hip hop through his Leica lens. Some of the most iconic images in hip hop come from this guy and a Leica. Figures.
The camera is sort of the last piece of the puzzle. You know like what can you do? Can you tell me why your pictures are going to be important? Can you tell me what you wanna do? Can you make me believe in the picture? Like me, I mean, let alone an artist that does this over and over like why are you special? Why is your voice special?” - Jonathan Mannion
The First Digital Leica
This is the S1, Leica’s first digital camera. Introduced in 1996, it was a digital scanning back that could work with various lenses. Each exposure took 185 seconds to complete so had to be shot using continuous light. You might think that such an old digicam would produce inferior results, but apparently it was quite the opposite.
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