An insider's look at Leica's "Das Wesentliche" event in Berlin on May 10th, 2012. Leica is celebrating the essence of the art of photography: ‘Das Wesentliche’, the essential element of a moment in time.
Seal, a Grammy-winning musician, is also a passionate photographer and Leica fanatic. As a portrait photographer, he believes that both music and photography express and validate the human experience in complementary ways. In this Leica Portrait video, he explains the role photography plays in his life, his thoughts on the new Leica X2 and one of his favorite subjects to shoot: his children.
Co-Produced by Helen Todd
Shot and Edited by Trevor Bayack
Video Assistant Brian Butnick
Get an inside look at the 2012 Oskar Barnack Award Jury in action. The jury members included: Bruce Gilden, Magnum photographer, Stephan Erfurt, Director of the C/O Berlin, Valérie Fougeirol, Creative Director of the Magnum Gallery in Paris, Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Artistic Director of the Leica Galerie in Salzburg and Brigitte Schaller, Art Director of Leica Fotografie International magazine.
The winners of the two awards, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2012, will be announced on 20 June 2012.