Leica X Peak Design Bag

I recently was asked to shoot a new collaboration between two brands I highly respect, Leica and Peak Design. If you know me, it's no secret that I'm a huge fan and user of Leica cameras and lenses. Peak Design has been producing bags and camera accessories for a few years now, and their products are well researched, with real input from photographers. When these two companies decided to produce a limited edition bag together, I knew it was going to be a slam dunk.

Photoville Photo Walk

Last week I was invited by my good pals at Leica & ONA to host a photowalk at the annual Photoville show in Brooklyn. Leica was generously letting people borrow cameras and ONA kindly had a bag up for raffle as well.

We had a great turnout - it was hard to keep track of everyone and answer all the great questions, but I did my best! Thanks to all my friends that took the time to show up as well and join in on the fun.

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The light cooperated perfectly and I even had a chance to grab a few photos myself.

Looking forward to next year's show!

 

Dumpling walk with ONA Bags

Last week, I joined ONA bags and a few photographer friends to stroll through Chinatown. We met up at Mimi Cheng's dumpling house and wandered through the streets, eventually making our way to Nom Wah Tea House for some tasty dim sum. 

Big thanks to the awesome crew over at ONA for having us out, and especially for the tasty food!

Chicago weekend in the snow

Last weekend we were in Chicago for a wedding so I got the chance to really put the Fuji X-T2 to the test, shooting in the cold and snowy evenings in Chicago. Armed with just a 23mm lens (35mm equivalent) and an X-T2 body, I headed out in downtown Chicago to have some fun. I was quite impressed at how well the camera fared in the cold, snow, and moisture, and it received quite a few comments from others out shooting as well.

Central Park Photo Walk with ONA & Moment

Last week, during the big PhotoPlus conference here in NYC, my good friends at ONA Bags and Moment Lens asked me to host a morning photowalk through Central Park to check out the colors. Even though the forecast looked like rain, we had a great turnout and got some great photos. Here's a few photos I shot exclusively on the iPhone 7+ using Moment lenses.

Check out more images from the day on Ona's blog post here: https://blog.onabags.com/2016/10/25/the-first-fall-colors-our-central-park-photo-walk-with-mat-rick-moment/