LFI 6/2019 is on the newsstand and it covers work done in the studio to work in water to fashion to an iconic Leica photographer. There is also coverage of the new cameras from Leica. The “Lightbox” section of submissions by Leica users is also quite good this month.
The lead story is “Creatures of the Seven Seas” by Jan C. Schlegel. One of the images graces this months cover. The images are of fish and creatures found in the worlds oceans. They are black and white images on white backgrounds with controlled studio lighting.
The second story is “Down by the Hudson” by Caleb Stein. Mostly close up portraits in the river.
Next is “Yemen Contraflow” by Alixandra Fazzina. These are images of East African refugees. Images of the style that we have seen a thousand times before. I care about the subjects, less so about the photography.
Piles Bing is an early 20th century photographer who was an early Leica user. Excellent work. Her most famous image is a selfie in the mirror. Everything goes in a circle I guess.
100 digital features is mostly a collection of fashion photos taken with the S and SL.
The F/STOP introduces the latest cameras. They are the V-LUX 5 and the Q2. I have a Q2 that I have reviewed and I really like it. It’s more versatile than I thought it would be. I especially like the macro feature.
As always the Photo section has a roundup of news from books, exhibitions, festivals, and awards.
Lastly there are reviews from members of theleica10 collective. Being a member of a collective is the in thing. Anything to set yourself apart in this impossible business environment.
Another good issue of one of the few magazines left that covers serious photography.