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Today the street photographer Amado de Leon from Chicago presents a few shots from his on going flash series. Usually he shots with a Leica MP and has a big obsession for the new Leica M (Type 240).

Amado de Leon – Street Photographer And Leica Fan

Amado de Leon Portrait

Can you tell us something about you and your fascination about photography?

I live in Chicago and got in to photography from a neighbor of mine some years back. He didn’t have a Leica camera at the time, but he shared his passion for them, and infected me with it in the process. It took us some time, but now we both have the same camera. We are still friends and still talk about photography, and about Leicas, of course.

Why did you choose Leica as your favorite tool, why did you choose your current equipment?

I chose the Leica MP because I wanted a (film) camera that I could have for a lifetime of photographing. Things can be complicated enough when you’re out there shooting, I wanted a camera that was intuitive and reliable. With the release of the new digital Leica M, I have yet another Leica obsession.

A short description about the images we are presenting?

The on going (flash) series that I have chosen is an on and off again project that I’ve been working on. In the city, with its shady skyscrapers, the light can be passing like the weather here in Chicago.

Amado has published some more work on the LFI Gallery.



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  1. Hi Amado,

    I’m really glad I came across this blog.
    I’ve always enjoyed your work ever since I got to ”know” you from the Leica Forum.
    Keep up the good work my friend.

    Best regards,
    Ivan [azzo]

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