Visitors and employees at the Leica factory in Solms are greeted with exhibitions in the foyer that change each month and deal with an extremely wide range of themes. The aim is to present the entire spectrum of artistic and journalistic work carried out with Leica cameras, as well as the company's own cultural projects.
The "Elevated Perspectives" project comprises ten large-format aerial photos taken by photographer Nick Rains from a Cessna 172. In the year 2011, Rains spent roughly 12 months touring the South West of Australia to document the region from the ground. When he was given the opportunity to take photos from the air he was immediately delighted with the result. Aerial photography may not be a new genre, but these photos never cease to lose their fascination due to the different perspective they offer. The viewer is given the chance to see the world with different eyes and discover it anew. Looking with a bird's-eye view, the familiar environment becomes an adventure waiting to be explored.
Nick Rains' career as a photographer began about 30 years ago, starting in Europe in the eighties and continuing in his home country Australia from 1990 onwards. His work has already been published all over the world in books, newspapers, calendars and magazines.
The exhibited photographs were taken with the Leica S medium-format system and 70 mm and 120 mm lenses, and are available for sale (prices on request).
|January 2013||Frank Hallam Day & Piotr Zbierski||Winner of the Oscar Barnack Award 2012|
|February - March 2013||Udo Bernhart||Culinary South Tyrol|
|April 2013||Yan Kang Yang||Tibetan Land|
|May - July 2013||Nick Rains||Elevated Perspectives|
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