The latest issue of the LFI magazine is out and the leading story is a tie-in to the opening of the new Leica Museum in Wetzlar.
The featured photographers are Dr. Paul Wolff and Alfred Tritschler. They were pioneering German photographers that were early adopters of the Leica camera. I love photography from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Photography was starting to reach its golden era. Large format cameras were still king in many areas but 35mm was growing faster and was gaining a foothold in the amateur market. A great deal can be looking at the images of Dr. Wolff and Tritscler. They were commercial photographers and were required to shoot images of everything. If you ignore the clothing styles a lot can be learned about composition by studying their photographs.
This issue has a nice blend of documentary and art photography. I found great interest in the coverage of lithium mining in Bolivia by Cédric Gerbehaye. Nice to combine interesting photography with some relevant information on the worlds environment.
The news from Leica section covers the new Leica M-E based on the M240 model and the special edition CL “Urban Jungle” in honor of Jean Pigozzi.