While I’ve been taking pictures all my life, the move I made three years ago to Leica camera equipment was both the culmination of a life-long dream and also a life and photography changing moment for me personally. Everything about photography is different for me now.
Not all of the pictures you will see here were taken with a Leica camera or lens. I have a photographic back story which I hope to delve deeply into on this, my newest online presence here at 50′lux. But this blog was created primarily to document the future of my photographic life using Leica M Rangfinder cameras and the incredible lenses that really are the true motivation and inspiration that brings so many photographers around to using Leica equipment at some point in their lives.
It is one of those lenses that gives this blog its name. The 50mm f1.4 Summilux-M ASPH
The date of this writing is June 2nd, 2012. Just three weeks ago I couldn’t, in good conscience, have titled my blog 50′lux or registered the domain 50lux.com. The thought had never entered my mind, actually, prior to just a few days ago. That was because I didn’t own this lens nor did I ever think I would. All that has changed, however, thanks to my friends at the local camera shop, and I plan to cover these pages with the very best shots I can make with the 50′lux and the other fantastic Leica lenses in my camera bag.
Thank you for visiting,
Creativity is something that needs to be supported, especially mine. I’m kidding there, of course, but not about the need for financial support for every endeavor that seeks to contribute to the enrichment of our world through things like creative photography and shared information.
Artists and even writers used to depend on grants or endowments that allowed them to concentrate their life’s efforts on the contributions that they could only make if allowed to put financial considerations on the back-burner. Those grants also depend on the generous contributions of benefactors of the various arts.
We’re not likely to ever put my financial considerations on the back-burner through a call for donations directly to 50lux.com, yet it’s true that every little bit does help.
It also adds an element of further responsibility to the efforts I will make here. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I will always do the best that I can and will continue to do so as long as I can. But knowing that there are people out there who believe in both me and what 50lux.com is all about certainly would bring the level of my own commitment here to the forefront of the things I’m currently pursuing in my creative life.
Thank you again,