Obama, an Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza

mickyates Documentary, Photo Book, Uncategorized, USA 0 Comments

I just got a copy of Pete Souza‘s ‘Obama, an Intimate Portrait‘. A superb book, on so many levels. First, Souza is an outstanding photographer, capturing documentary moments with precision, and portraits with style. There’s a lot to learn from how Mr Souza tells the story unfolding in front of him. Second, it is a fascinating historical document. Arranged in …

Dr Andreas Kaufmann

A visit to Wetzlar, meeting Dr Andreas H Kaufmann.

mickyates Leica, Photography 1 Comment

Dr Andreas H Kaufmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica, and whose family is the majority owner of the Leica Company, invited us to visit Wetzlar. Good friend and fellow Leica shooter James Kezman also joined the visit. This followed a recent, friendly discussion on Facebook about Leica Manufacturing and Marketing (more on that below), so the trip was arranged …