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Press Release - The Leica M Photographer

rockyNook_PressReleaseNew Release from Rocky Nook 

Contact: Rocky Nook, Inc. — (805) 687-8727 — Press@rockynook.com

Santa Barbara, CA— 2015

Discover the Secrets of Working with the World’s Most Coveted Rangefinder Cameras

Leica-M-revised-460x368Few things are more respected than the legacy of the beloved Leica camera. Those who shoot with the prestigious Leica models understand what it feels like to work with the best camera ever made, and even those who do not shoot with it appreciate the talent required to operate such a device.

Inside The Leica M Photographer: Photographing with Leica’s Legendary Rangefinder Cameras one will find a collection of essays that touch upon the finer points of working with a rangefinder camera. This book strives to ignite a passion for the kind of spontaneous, minimalist, and creative photography found in the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, and other great Leica photographers.

All Leica M model cameras, both analog and digital, use rangefinder technology. Because of its design, working with a Leica M requires a more methodical style of photography where the photographer must slow down and exercise attention and purpose. That is why users of this camera often refer to the process as simultaneously challenging and rewarding.

With a Leica M, you can mingle discretely within your environment to capture candid, exciting, insightful images. In this book, Bertram Solcher, a professional Leica M photographer for over 35 years, demonstrates how to use this unique camera in a practical and effective way. Solcher’s enthusiasm, substantial experience, and technical expertise will help you learn the skills necessary for creating masterful photographs with any Leica M camera.

About the Author: 
While studying medicine, Bertram Solcher worked as freelance photojournalist for regional and national newspapers, as well as national and international magazines. For the last 10 years he has worked in public relations and corporate photography, with a focus on medicine and science. While Solcher uses DSLR cameras for his commercial work, he uses the Leica M for projects that involve photographing people because the camera enables him to merge into the environment, allowing him to capture a very honest sense of reality in his images.

Solcher has been an enthusiastic Leica M photographer for the last 35 years, and has worked with almost all Leica M models, both analog and digital. He is an appointed member of the German Society for Photography, and has been an actively involved board member for the “Freelens” photographer’s association. His current photography project, called “German Angst,” is sponsored by a grant from the VG Bild-Kunst association.

Additional Information

The Leica M Photographer: Photographing with Leica’s Legendary Rangefinder Cameras

ISBN: 978-1-937538-62-0

156 Pages | Hardbound 10 x 8 in.

$44.95 Print – June 2015

$35.99 eBook – April 2015

Rocky Nook boasts a broad collection of top-selling titles by renowned photographers from around the world, covering a variety of photography topics including composition, fine art, cutting-edge technology, and instruction manuals. Rocky Nook titles deliver premier content that helps beginning through professional photographers master the art, craft, and technology of photography.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Rocky Nook is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading German publisher of computer and digital photography books.

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