Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Grand Opening: Leica Store Los Angeles and Leica Gallery Los Angeles, June 21st to 23rd.

The grand opening celebration for the latest Leica sore in Los Angeles will take place this month from the 21st to the 23rd.  Along with the new store, Leica will also have a new Leica gallery with an exciting exhibition.

In the Gallery: Mary Ellen Mark - "Leica, My First Camera"

Mary Ellen Marks photographs are renowned the world over and span the genres of NY Street photography, photojournalism and portraiture.


Her main interest has always been social issues that this career survey of iconic gelatin silver prints embodies. The Leica Gallery Los Angeles exhibition will present prints from her NY street images and iconic "Indian Circus" images. In addition, the exhibition also features Marks legendary Hollywood celebrity portraiture from her new book "Scene Behind The Scene".

Yariv Milchan - "Leica ... An Affair"


Photographer and film producer Yariv Milchan grew up with Hollywood for his backyard, surrounded by the magic and wonder of the filmmaking world and its beautiful movie star inhabitants. Yarivs photographs always share a depth and beauty, whether he focuses his lens on the stunning California landscape or the sinuous curvature of a womans back. The common thread always sewing his body of work together is his love of capturing great light, nature and beauty above all.

Seal - "Stopping Time"


Seal, a self proclaimed "photography geek," and ambassador for Leica, views his photographic practice as a means of "connecting" to people and "stopping time." His favorite subjects are people and portraiture. Seal has been a loyal Leica Camera collector for 25 years. He started shooting 35mm on the original M3, and now uses a range of cameras including the new Leica Monochrom.

Leica Akademie: Discover the new Leica X Vario


Meet the newest addition to the Leica line up during this world premier "Test Drive" experience!

Join the Leica Akademie for a two-hour shooting experience with the newly announced Leica X Vario! This powerful camera offers Leica quality in a versatile compact package that will benefit experienced and novice Leica photographers alike. This is the first opportunity to try this new unique product in North America and space is expected to go quickly.

Friday June 21st 10AM-12PM
Saturday June 22nd 3PM-5PM
Sunday June 23rd 10AM-12PM

Space is limited. Please RSVP:

Explore the Leica M-System

Spend some hands-on time with the legendary M-system.


This interactive, hands-on program provides an opportunity to discover for your-self the essence of Leica rangefinder photography! Under the guidance of a Leica Akademie instructor you will learn the craftsmanship, capabilities and perspective that makes photography with a Leica rangefinder unlike any other camera. A selection of M9P, M-E, Monochrom and a limited number of the highly desirable M (240) will be available for this two-hour program.

Friday June 21st 3PM-5PM
Saturday June 22nd 10AM-12PM
Sunday June 23rd 3PM-5PM

Space is limited. Please RSVP:

Lecture Series:

Friday June 21st, from 7PM, Mary Ellen Mark


Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, Mary Ellen Mark has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Join Mary Ellen Mark for an informative artist talk about her work in our current exhibition, "Leica, My First Camera."

Saturday June 22nd, 6PM - 8PM, Craig Semetko "The Essential Photographer"


Craig Semetkos The journey from globe trotting comedy writer/ performer to being exhibited along side Henri Cartier-Bresson is a remarkable story. This internationally exhibited and collected photographer will share the stories behind his first book "Unposed" as well as new work from his recently completed portrait of America: E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, One).

Sunday June 23rd, 6PM - 8PM, Jeff Johnson - Writer, Photographer, Surfer


His stories and photographs have appeared in the Surfer Journal, Surfer, Alpinist and Outside Magazine. His adventures on both land and sea where chronicled in his first book "Bend to Baja," and most recently in the documentary film "180 South." In this rare lecture he will share his history in photography, and the impact that picking up a Leica M7 has had on his personal work.

Programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Leica Store LA
8783 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, LA 90048

Hours: Monday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM.

No comments:

Post a Comment