BEAUTY IN THE EVERYDAY
Leica SL2 ambassador, Hosanna Swee (@hforhozzie) shares her everyday as a professional photographer, through the lens of her Leica SL2.
I’ve been a photographer for about 8 years. On a professional front, I wear many hats. My days tend to be a mix of photography, design and creative direction. This includes developing ideas into reality, traveling around and taking photos, and briefing my team for upcoming shoots.
"These days, I would like to think of myself as more than just a photographer, but rather, a storyteller – working with my subjects to tell their story and to reveal their personality through the frame."
Unlike most photographers, I cover quite a range of subject matters; from landscape to portraits to still life, endorsing a signature pared-back aesthetic, one that is both timeless and atmospheric.
"I work a lot with light to amplify textural contrast, shadow, and tone. What I love about photography is that it is ever-evolving, where there is no end, and it leaves room for endless interpretation."
Having tried other systems, I believe there’s this sophistication to Leica systems. With the excellence of German engineering, the SL2 is the perfect balance of purity, rhythm, and excellent optics. What I love most about the SL2 is the simplicity of the system, where its interface strips away the excess, allowing me to fully focus on what’s in front of me. It keeps up with my pace, be it in a controlled environment or on the streets. Set the shutter, aperture and focus and I’m done.
Being a purist in some form, I believe that the essence of an image shouldn’t be altered too much in post-production.
"The character of the Leica system is excellent. There’s this layered dimension, inherent creaminess and excellent colors to the photos the system produces, and it has shaped my signature visual style over the years."
Leica SL2 - It’s your choice.
The Leica SL2 is, next to the Leica M, the only mirrorless full format system camera designed and crafted in Germany, and is a technical marvel of pure performance and unmatched build quality. The Leica SL2 is the natural evolution of the innovative Leica SL, serving as a groundbreaking embrace of the future of digital photography and videography.
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