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 Second, it is a fascinating historical document.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 …

English Gentleman

mickyates B&W, Leica, London, Photography, Street photography, Uncategorized, United Kingdom 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my first Leica Akademie event – and it won’t be the last.  A small group of us were in Soho and Chinatown, London, practising street photography. I decided to use a single lens on the Leica M9-P – the Noctilux 50mm F/1.0. A classic lens – and somewhat scary to use as it …