LEICA BOOK "THE LEICA PATH" Erwin Puts
This volume is divided into 3 parts:
Part 1 describes the world of the Leica camera: the products, the history of Leica photography, the construction of key parts and the manufacturing techniques. This part ends with a clear hint which Leica camera is preferred from the extensive contemporary range.
Part 2 deals with the basics: the principles of perception, the structure of reality, the core of photography, and the pros and cons of digital evolution.
Part 3 finally describes a new style of Leica photography (what and how to shoot with the camera). The personal relationship to things in reality is of paramount importance, as is the style of deadpan photography.
In the chaos of recent camera developments, however, the Leica has remained faithful. No longer the technical leader but more and more a rare appearance in a luxurious garb, in which a digital technology is packed. The Leica user now faces a dilemma: which Leica camera to choose, how it is used to take photographs, and especially what else can be photographed. This book describes the way out of the dilemma: use the Leica, like Barnack intended to include: unpretentious photos of scenes from everyday reality that trigger emotions and that the photographer wants to capture.
The Leica Way in the 21st century
By Erwin Puts.
462 pages, throughout with 290 illustrations and tables, complete in color, text English, 17 x 24 cm, Houten 2019, edition limited to 700 copies, bound, with two bookmarks
inkl. 7% Mwst.