The Leica Singapore Portraits Series: Part Two

The Rake teamed up with Leica Singapore to document influential artists using their new SL2-S system. In Part Two, we catch up with Timothy James and Brit Bones.

Having specialised in portrait and reportage photography for a few years, I — like most photographers — am pretty open in admitting that Leica carry the majority ‘holy grail’ systems one could only dream of owning. The cameras are a feat of engineering and understated design, with a touch of magic just to set it apart further. The latter element is quite hard to exactly describe. It’s more a feeling than a technical component (of which there are plenty). When you wield a Leica camera, you can’t help but feel as if you’ve transcended to a different playing field. You suddenly have a lot more respect, authority and confidence. People walking past notice it immediately. You’ve moved on from apprentice to master, and like all things, with great power comes great responsibility.

Leica Singapore has recently come on board as part of our e-commerce offering, with an array of models available for our Singapore- and Malaysia-based audience. Whether you’re a novice or an old hand there’s a camera for you, from the timeless Q2 to the iconic M-System and CL. The camera of choice for this series, however, is the newly-introduced SL2-S. Combining a new 24MP CMOS-BSI sensor, the latest Maestro III processor and two separate shooting modes for photography and video, it’s a new unparalleled hybrid which brings together the best of both worlds. It’s also the perfect camera, when paired with their 50mm 1.4, to showcase talented artists in their element.


September 2021


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