I have no intention or turning this blog into a Leica fanboy site but c’mon…given the rare opportunity to share beautiful imagery taken by the red dot German rig of vintage German iron…well, I’m going to do so and all y’all will be better art appreciating folks because of it.
Paul Madden (user id Ferry Man on the DDK forums) recently reached out and welcomed me into the M9 brotherhood which in itself is proof of the Leica culture. I have never received “congrats” on the purchase of any of my previous cameras. I’m fairly sure that says something. Paul has been shooting with an M9 for the last year and recently posted up his beautiful-beautiful imagery on the DDK forum of the recent Classic Le Mans in France.
As you guys know, I rather enjoy “stacked foreground, middle-ground and background” compositions. This was a concern of mine early on in switching over to the new rig as I am accustomed to NOT zooming with my feet and composing with a zoom lens.
I find the fact that all of this great imagery was captured with a “fairly compact and simple” rig over the entire weekend. Imagine, not having to have a big DSLR with external flash and a bag of lenses with you at all times…over an extended weekend – liberating and yes – less is more as Paul clearly demonstrates.
I recommend you go grab your favorite beverage and set aside a block of uninterrupted life then click here to view the lethal combo of raw talent and pure enthusiasm of Paul’s work. Plus, you will enjoy other photo contributions as well. BTW, Paul won second place in the Werk Crew photo contest – see here. Matt Hart won first place but to Paul’s credit…Matt is a “professional”.