The Long Way Home

Lost in Leica World
April 20, 2011, 6:26 AM
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"Sun in the Afternoon," Lou Bernstein

I found Leica World hiding in a magazine rack for a buck last weekend at a flea market in Cheswick . Published in 1957, the book showcases a myriad of well-known and now-forgotten photographers whose primary tool was the 35 mm Leica, a film camera that pioneered portable photography. Think about how amazing it was in 1923 when people were introduced to a small machine that could take pictures with rolls of film that you could fit into your pocket. I loved looking through the pages Saturday morning, listening to the rain, my eyes adjusting to the light. Timeless images are always more startling to me — how much has changed and not changed over 50 years.

"Girl With Long Hair," Sandi Nero

"Frost at Dawn," Hermann Eisenbeiss

"Dancing Children," Hugh Bell. (The guitar player looks like a young Jeff.)

"Rock and Rollers," Y. Ernest Satow

"Miriam," Mottke Weissman

"Operating Room," Fee Schlapper


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The pic of Miriam is so haunting! Flea markets are always full of wonderful surprises!


Comment by Photobooth Journal

I love the Miriam photo so much – that photo made me buy that book.


Comment by Lisa

Gorgeous shots! My favourite ‘Miriam’ – great light and shadow expression. Cheers.


Comment by Blood-Ink-Diary

That’s my favorite too from that photographer – thanks for stopping by!


Comment by Lisa

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