A Life in Leica

I am almost certain that Grandpa was born with a camera around his neck.  And then enjoyed a lifetime pursuing photography, capturing what he loved – the natural world, his family, construction projects – always and only through a Leica lens.  Beauty, elegance, class right there.

He leaves an archive of tens of thousands of slides, prints from the 1930’s onwards, Leica cameras and a family of photographers that he inspired.  I loved the magic of the darkroom that he introduced us to as kids, the slide shows, the time together sharing photographs and his encouragement as my passion for photography re-ignited (even when it was Polaroids which in the eyes of a Leica master don’t even take proper photographs ha!).

Most of all I loved seeing the world through his eyes and his Leica lens – he always saw the majesty, the wonder, freedom and beauty of this place.

Mountains


Grandpa (right), with his climbing friend Rudolph (left), Rotenboden


Matterhorn


Arolla


Mt Blanc de Chellion 1948


Mt Blanc

Matterhorn Summit No.7 1947
Matterhorn Summit No.7 1947

Africa


Grandpa in Jinja with the car he drove home across the Sahara


Wagenia Fishing


African Girls


African Man


Elgon


Pygmies Village


Tangier


Fez


Morocco

All images by JAD.

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