The Leica World in Wetzlar
started out with a special cultural event in the New Year. Ralph Gibson, master
of shadows and elegant nudes, talked about his life as photographer and about
his experiences with the Leica M Monochrom during a lecture on January 16,
After using analogue Leica
cameras since 1961, Gibson explored the potential of a digital camera for the
first time with the Leica M Monochrom after a visit from Duncan Meeder, owner
of the Leica Store Lisse/Henny Hoogeveen near Amsterdam in 2013. The result was
his “Mono” series that was taken in ten different countries – a journey around
the world in contrasting black and white. The "Mono" exhibition is on
display at Leica Gallery Wetzlar until March 2015.
Ralph Gibson was born in Los
Angeles in 1939. He studied photography in the US Navy and at the San Francisco
Art Institute, and later worked as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and Robert
Frank. In 1969, Gibson established Lustrum Press. Since then over 40 monographs
of Gibson’s work have been published.