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One of the stills from "New York in Monochrom" by Jonathan Perlin. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.

   
 
   

The Story Behind That Picture: "New York in Monochrom"

By: Thorsten Overgaard. September 20, 2017.

 

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The Monochrom Experience

I've planned a few Monochrom walkabouts in Paris, New York and Rome. A lot of monochrom pictures, and a few color photographs.

 

By Lars Millberg. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
By Lars Millberg. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

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

 

Photo by Jonathan Perlin. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Photo by Jonathan Perlin. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

 

 

Princess Joy Villa performing with her dancers in New York. By Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2
Princess Joy Villa performing with her dancers in New York. By Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2

 

By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

 

 

by Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2.
by Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2.


By Steve Gersberg. Leica M-P 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
By Steve Gersberg. Leica M-P 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

 

 

Inside The Rock with a view to Empire State Building just before sunset. At this time of day there's not much that can impress the hard-working tourists. Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4.
Inside The Rock with a view to Empire State Building just before sunset. At this time of day there's not much that can impress the hard-working tourists. Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4.

 

By Marcos Jacobsen. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95  By Marcos Jacobsen. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

The doing model shoot in New York. By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
The doing model shoot in New York. By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

 

 

By Ed Sherman. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.
By Ed Sherman. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.

 

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

By Frank Harvey. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
By Frank Harvey. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

 

 

 

By Ed Sherman. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By Ed Sherman. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

 
     
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By Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2
By Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2

 

By Laszlo Szalkai. Sony A7RII with 35mm.
By Laszlo Szalkai. Sony A7RII with 35mm.

 

By Steve Gersberg. Leica M-P 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
By Steve Gersberg. Leica M-P 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

 

Photo by Jonathan Perlin. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Photo by Jonathan Perlin. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

 

New York in the humid rain on 7th Avenue. Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 woth Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
New York in the humid rain on 7th Avenue. Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 woth Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

         
 

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Princess Joy Villa by William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 75mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
Princess Joy Villa by William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 75mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

By Lars Millberg. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
By Lars Millberg. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

 

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

By Ed Sherman. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.
By Ed Sherman. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.

 

By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

Princess Joy Villa by Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
Princess Joy Villa by Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

By Laszlo Szalkai. Sony A7RII with 35mm.
By Laszlo Szalkai. Sony A7RII with 35mm.

 

Princess Joy Villa by Lars Millberg. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
Princess Joy Villa by Lars Millberg. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.
By Scott Brayley. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

Princess Joy Villa by Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2
Princess Joy Villa by Joe van Wyk. Sony A7RII with Canon 85mm f/1.2

 

Princess Joy Villa by Marcos Jacobsen. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Princess Joy Villa by Marcos Jacobsen. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

Editing in the an apartment in New York. Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Editing in the an apartment in New York. Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

 

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The group photo is always lacking despite all the cameras. Thanks to William to get one done. William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE. The group photo is always lacking despite all the cameras. Thanks to William to get one done. William Alvarez. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE.

 

 

 

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Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M cameras:   Leica S:
Leica M10   Leica S1 digital scan camera
Leica M Type 240 and M-P Typ240   Leica S2 digital medium format
Leica M-D Typ 262 and Leica M60   Leica S digital medium format
Leica M Monochrom Typ246 digital rangefinder    
Leica M Monochrom MM digital rangefinder   Leica Cine Lenses:
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Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica SL 2015 Type 601 mirrorless fullframe
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4   Leica R8/R9/DMR film & digital 35mm dSLR cameras
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R10 [cancelled]
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R4 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R3 electronic 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL/SL mot 35mm film SLR
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95    
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 and f/1.2   Leica R lenses:
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 75mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 80mm Summilux-F f/1.4
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 180mm R lenses
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
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White Balance & WhiBal   "Composition in Photography" eBook
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Steve Huff Photos (reviews)   Leica Fotopark
Erwin Puts (reviews)   The Leica Pool on Flickr
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Luminous Landscape (reviews)   Adam Marelli (blog)
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Above: "New York in Monochrom" by Jonathan Perlin. Leica M 246 Monochrom with Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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