The weeks upon weeks of reports from the rumor-mills have once again materialized into the world of legitimacy, as Leica has just officially announced the Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, X2 digital compact, V-Lux 40 point-and-shoot, and last but not least, the Leica M Monochrom – an 18-megapixel full-frame black and white only shooter.
Although it didn’t quite reach the $4,338,500 mark Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II fetched at auction, an image coined as the world’s most expensive photo, Canadian photographer Jeff Wall’s Dead Troops Talk (shown above) came pretty darn close this past Wednesday at Christie’s latest Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
Have 20-minutes? Live in the San Francisco Bay area? If so, you might want to take a stroll down to Michael Shindler’s Photobooth – an unassuming analog photography shop, gallery, and studio – the latter of which is solely dedicated to practicing the art of the 150-year-old photographic medium of tintype.