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On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · December 2014

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"i really like your photography. You inspire me a lot, thank you."

 
  - L. F. (Bangkok)  

 

Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan, November 30 - December 2, 2014

Three days in Taipei for hanging out and visiting some friends.

 

Met a lot of stewardesses outside Taipei Airport. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Met a lot of stewardesses outside Taipei Airport. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0

 

     
 

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  - J. U. (Sydney)  

 

         
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"Hi Thorsten, I bought and read your book Finding the Magic of Light, and since then I think I look at photography with other eyes. It's a very inspirational book and a very good one. Now it's time to practice!"

 
  - J. U. (Sydney)  

 

 

Visiting Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan, December 3 - 8, 2014

Doing workshop in the Leica Gallery Kyoto.

 

Photographing Satsuki, the top ranking maiko (apprentice geiko) in Gion Kobu right now. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Photographing Satsuki, the top ranking maiko (apprentice geiko) in Gion Kobu right now. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95


A dog helping running the cigaret store in Kyoto in the evening. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
A dog helping running the cigaret store in Kyoto in the evening. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

     
 

"I am writing, to tell you that your article and pictures made with Leica Digilux 2 pushed me to buy this beautiful camera! For years I prefered analog cameras. I just love the Digilux 2 and the way it calmly captures images. I only miss a bit the mechanical sound of "real" shutter."

 
  - J. S. (Gdansk)  

 

 

Robin Isabella with Satsuki in Kyoto.
Robin Isabella with Satsuki in Kyoto.

 

Shiyo Takahashisan
Shiyo Takahashi, the Lagerfeld of Leica. Photo by: © Thorsten Overgaard, December 2014. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. Read more about him at the Leica History page.

 

     
 

"I am writing, to tell you that your article and pictures made with Leica Digilux 2 pushed me to buy this beautiful camera! For years I prefered analog cameras. I just love the Digilux 2 and the way it calmly captures images. I only miss a bit the mechanical sound of "real" shutter."

 
  - J. S. (Gdansk)  

 

 

Dubai Airport 8 AM on the way to Denmark. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Dubai Airport 8 AM on the way to Denmark. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

 

     
 

"Dear Thorsten, I just wanted to write to say thank you for the wonderful guidance your pages have given me on my (very emerging) hobby. I manage to travel around the world a lot for my job and your pages have given me a lot. I hope to meet and take on one of your courses/workshops in the near future."

 
  - V. K. (London)  

 

 

48 hours in Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark, December 10-11, 2014

Backing up harddrives, re-packing and then to the airport ...

Denmark in December, preparing for Christmas and "hygge". Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
Denmark in December, preparing for Christmas and "hygge". Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

London

London, United Kingdom, December 12 - 16, 2014

Doing workshop in London, and a few assignments.

 

London Taxi by Thorsten Overgaard
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Linda Belhadj
Portrait session with French film critic Linda Belhadj. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Princess Joy Villa
Princess Joy Villa posing for the workshop in her Indonesian dress. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Princess Joy Villa
The Christmas Daze in London the last evening. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

 

     
 

"Your works and your articles are fabulous!!!"

 
  - J. L. (Costa Rica)  

 

 

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, USA, December 17, 2014

 

A moment of insomnia in Hollywood. Arrived in out home in LA and woke up 03.00 AM and had a moment alone with the moon and the sound of helicopters over the city. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
A moment of insomnia in Hollywood. Arrived in out home in LA and woke up 03.00 AM and had a moment alone with the moon and the sound of helicopters over the city. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

 

     
 

"A belated big thank you for the Workshop! My Leica is now with me almost all the time."

 
  - A. R. (Munich)  

 

 

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, USA, December 18 - 21, 2014

 


On the pier early morning 07 AM. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

Skater Girl in the Santa Barbara Skater Park. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Skater Girl in the Santa Barbara Skater Park. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

Santa Barbara Skater Park. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Santa Barbara Skater Park. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

 

Santa Barbara Skater Park. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Santa Barbara Skater Park. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

 

My daughter Caroline. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
My daughter Caroline. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

Joy got to visit her childhood tree in Santa Barbara. Still a very big tree. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Joy got to visit her childhood tree in Santa Barbara. Still a very big tree. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Caroline Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Santa Barbara train station. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

     
 

"I got a lot out of your "New inspiration extension course" - thanks a lot!"

 
  - H. C. (Russia)  

 

 

Hollywood

Los Angeles, USA, December 22 - January 1

Having Chistmas and new year in Hollywood.

 

     
 

"I just wanted to tell you that I very much enjoy following you on Facebook. Your photos have substance! They are inspirational to me. I appreciate what you do..."

 
  - E. F. (Texas)  

 

 

Inside our secret Hollywood place. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. q
Inside our secret Hollywood place. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Oliver, Brittany, Joy and Robin hanging out and watching YouTube. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
Oliver, Brittany, Joy and Robin hanging out and watching YouTube. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 


Caroline taking care of business. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Oliver & Brittany in Hollywood. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.
Oliver & Brittany in Hollywood. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.

 

Robin Skyping with the family in Denmark. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.   Robin Skyping with the family in Denmark. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.



Oliver & Brittany in the garden in Hollywood. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Zach and Caroline having a play of chess on the balcony in Hollywood. Leica M 240 with Leica 90mm APO-Smmicron-M ASPH f/2.0. December 2014.
Zach and Caroline having a play of chess on the balcony in Hollywood. Leica M 240 with Leica 90mm APO-Smmicron-M ASPH f/2.0. December 2014.



Hollywood rooftop. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 


Ike Lee hanging out with Robin. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0

 

 

         
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New Years evening in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA, December 31

We celebrated new year at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills with a lot of friends before we packed our bags and prepared for Santa Fe the next day.

 

The last selfie of 2014: See you in 2015. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.
The last selfie of 2014: See you in 2015. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.

 

New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 


New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

     
 

"Followed your blog for a while and bought a Leica Digilux 2 because you listed a lot of good pictures and a positive review of it. I really like your kind of pictures. Please keep on sharing more of those pictures with us."

 
  - M. R. (Germany)  

 

 


New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Oliver & Brittany. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

 

New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Julius Dilligard singing at New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.
Julius Dilligard singing at New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.

 


New Years selfie time with the Chanel cover. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

Chill EB performing at New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
Chill EB performing at New Years Evening in Beverly Hills. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 


Joy and our friend Tony. Beverly Wilshire, New Years eve 2014-2015. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

   
   

 

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Above: Satsuki, the top ranking maiko (apprentice geiko) in Gion Kobu right now. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 



 


 

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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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