“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela
We know all South Africans and indeed the world join us in this profound sense of loss and sadness on the death of our beloved Founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences are with the Mandela Family and friends at this time.
Let us stand together now and in the days ahead, and do what needs to be done to honour with dignity Tata Madiba. We know you share with many of us the same passionate wish to see Nelson Mandela’s legacy being kept alive and made available to the world.
His legacy lives on in all of us – it is in our hands now.
Hamba kahle Madiba.
Earlier in this blog I wrote an article about the bankruptcy of Kodak. On September 3rd 2013 the news reached the world that Kodak survived and has excited bankruptcy although they are not in the camera business anymore but in the photo printing apps.
Countless iconic black-and-white photographs have been shot with the legendary cameras of the Leica M-System. So Leica thought it was time for a camera to continue this tradition and finally make it possible to deliver authentic monochrome photography in digital form: the Leica M Monochrom. It is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera to be designed exclusively and without any compromises for black-and-white photography. It delivers ‘true’ black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness and dynamic range. This makes the M Monochrom the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for black-and-white photography.
We are very curious if somebody has tried this camera already and is willing to share their experiences with this camera.
Read more about it at the Leica website.
Helmut Newton, photographer for Vogue was born in 1920 in Berlin. He lived all over the western world and made some excellent photographs. This one was made for Vogue Australia.
In 2004 Helmut Newton died in Los Angeles.
World Press Photo.
Many young football players around the world touch their first ball on a field of bare dirt. Here a youth group plays on a ‘football field’ that was the site of military barracks and fields of the former Portuguese colonies in the country.