The Leica File: 10

Yes we have officially survived to the tenth episode of The Leica File. I know that some of you are sobbing with joy at the mere mention of this fact. What’s not to love? My nasally voice, a cheap cover image and presentation so slick it’s like verbal ice.

This episode takes us along a dusty ride through the back alley of rural New Mexico. James, contemporary well-drilling marvel and his high wire act expose us to the danger of the modern frontier. Shot with the trusty M6 and 35mm lens. Be careful or you might get some on you.

11 responses to “The Leica File: 10”

  1. Max T says:

    Feels like the M6s are being neglected in favour of the “new” kid on the block. Do you ever get frustrated with the close-focus limitation of 0.8-1m on the summicrons (and most of the other rangefinder lenses for that matter)?

    • Smogranch says:


      Nope. If you use rangefinders you know you are not going to have the close focus. I use the Blad for most of my portraits and the kind of image I’m looking for with the Leica isn’t a closeup image.

  2. Max T says:

    Oh yes, and recently I came across this book and was blown away by how ingenious the layout of the photographs was, and I thought I might share it with you (that’s if you haven’t seen it yet).

  3. I want Leica File merchandise.

  4. Jason Timmis says:

    Don’t think I didn’t notice the New Mexico Project is back up on your site….a little thinner than before but back again none the less. šŸ˜‰

  5. alison ross says:

    Sorry I don`t know any technical terms. I am new to photography ! I just wanted to say your phtographs are wonderful ,very strong imagery. I enjoyed looking at them very much ………….thank you!

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