Inspiration Leica Akademie

Inspiration Leica Akademie

“Creativity always works best when we find the courage to question ingrained thought and behavior patterns, and dare to follow paths as yet unknown.”

This new book is like an inspiring visit to a gallery. Heidi and Robert Mertens have curated outstanding pictures taken by 76 Leica Akademie photographers from 16 countries worldwide, and have presented them in an original layout. In the words of the authors, each picture tells a story that will bring you further along your unfolding photographic journey. You will learn how to recognize and capture decisive moments, how to change your perspective to gain creative opportunities, how to let rules be rules, and how to reveal less, yet imply much more. 

Colin Lau
Craig Semetko
Didier Ruef

Images of uncommon quality
“Leica” represents a seal of quality that is confirmed by Leica Akademie photographers all over the world. Their pictures are technically exceptional, frequently outstanding in content, and more than just snapshots each one tells a story.

Creativity through and through
The inspiring, large-format images are accompanied by German and English text by the authors that explain the special aspects of each picture.

Beyond the tip of your nose
From Germany, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, India, and the United States, the international photographers in this book offer pictures covering all genres. The choice of motifs and their photographic compositions will open up new horizons for you.

Eolo Perfido
Francisco Marin
Fulvio Bugani
Herbert Piel

Highlights include:

PERCEPTION
* The decisive moment
* Elephants in the clouds

Jeremy Spierer
Kirill Simakov

PERSONALITY
* The common denominator
* Total enthusiasm

Manos Lykakis
Marc Stickler

CREATIVITY
* What’s the dog doing in the picture?

Mark Strachan
Nicholas Pinto

IDEAS
* Humor
* Untitled

Nick Rains
Oliver Vogler

…and much more.
Visual treats and inspiring knowledge are presented in both German and English on 343 beautiful pages.

Pavlos Kozalidis
Robert Mertens
Vineet Vohra

About the Authors

Heidi and Robert Mertens work together on various artistic projects.

Heidi and Robert Mertens

After classical training as a photographer and many years of experience in photographic studios and advertising, Robert decided to pursue an artistic career. In Heidi, it is the areas of graphic design, text, and creativity that have finally professionally connected with photography. His enthusiasm for photography and creativity led to numerous photography, creativity, and image books as well as artistic projects and exhibitions.

The book is available here https://www.mertens.de/books/ or can be ordered directly on Amazon.

Hardcover: 344 pages
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing; First edition (April 6, 2020)
Language: English / German
Size: 9.6 x 1 x 11.2 inches
Weight: 4.2 pounds
ISBN-10: 3836269732
ISBN-13: 978-3836269735

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