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recent roll: New York, NY; shooting with Leica & Mark de Paola

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recent roll: New York, NY; shooting with Leica & Mark de Paola

This past April right before the pandemic got bad I had the opportunity to attend a Leica workshop led by photographer Mark de Paola. Not only did he speak on the state of photography in lieu of COVID-19, but also about his general experience as a fashion photographer over the years. Overall the workshop was a success and during the class I learned some really unique exercises designed to explore Mark’s eccentric and creative shooting processes, check out the results below.

“An images’ emotional content resides in the blurry space” – Mark de Paola

For those of you who aren’t aware, Mark’s photography is renown for its soft, dreamy, and emotionally rich qualities. And as you can see from his work he isn’t afraid to catch the subject out of focus; according to Mark, a photos emotional content resides in the blurry space. He achieves this look by always shooting WIDE OPEN… aaaand with the $13,000 Leica Noctilux lens he swears by! Check out his masterclass below, which was recently uploaded to YouTube for FREE!


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