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QUIET CHAOS IN THE EVERYDAY ORDINARY

"I spend most of my time in my gym, as a photographer and an athlete, training not only to improve myself physically, but also to improve my eye when it comes to capturing key moments on the mats."

Leica Guild, Nicholas Damien Goh (@nicholasdamiengoh), takes us through his everyday ordinary at the gym for his weekly Jiu-Jitsu practices while capturing the exciting moments at the gym with his Leica SL2.

The calm before the storm. As each person steps foot onto the mats, it is a common ritual to greet one another with a handshake before beginning their preparation for another strenuous training – taping up their fingers to reinforce their grips, stretching to increase their mobility, and drilling to get their bodies warmed up.

From the early days of humanity, being able to fight and defend oneself – as individuals, a tribe, or a nation – has been a crucial life skill in ensuring survivability. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it is a game of human chess, where one uses leverage and pressure to force their opponent to surrender. Whether you are big or small, tall or short, fast or slow, at the end of the day, technique conquers all. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts from different affiliations come together to train and share techniques, sometimes bringing along their students to gain more exposure by testing their skills during sparring sessions against people from other gyms.

At the end of the day, it is always about growing together. Iron sharpens iron.

"I’ve been accustomed to photographing with 24-megapixels, but the SL2 system surprised me with the exceptional detail it was able to capture, with every fibre on the kimono clearly visible. "

"As I am also training and shooting in between rounds, the seal of the SL2 and its resistance to water, allows for me to shoot with a peace of mind, without worry that my perspiration would affect the performance of the camera."

The SL2 allows photographers to shoot with a peace of mind, allowing them to have full concentration in capturing the important moments.

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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