Claire Yaffa
Photography

LEICA

Posted by Claire Yaffa on 06/28/2010 | Permalink

There is something very unique about LEICA.  When I first began photographing 45 years ago, Cornell Capa said to me, ” throw the Rollieflex away and start using a 35 mm camera!”.  It took me awhile to until I was able to photograph with the LEICA.  Once I did, I photographed with LECIA.  My photography changed.  It was very different.  I am not sure what happened or how I can explain it.  I did not look for the photograph in the camera.  I discovered the photograph and the photograph found me.  I felt the emotion and the magic of being able to lift the camera to my eye, focus and an image appeared, like no other photograph I had ever taken.  This process has continued for many years.  I cannot understand or explain why.  I am not sure how and why it happens.  The camera is held almost reverantly to ones eye, or on a shoulder, hands, around the neck, always enabling the image to appear.

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from my window

Posted by Claire Yaffa on 06/25/2010 | Permalink

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Morning Light-my studio 6:00 am

Posted by Claire Yaffa on 06/25/2010 | Permalink

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