Upstairs, there was an interesting exhibition of Cuban images by Fulvio Bulgani, whilst downstairs there was an impressive array of cameras, representing the whole Leica range, from compacts, range finders to full-frame DSLRs, plus all their accessories. Ludivine described the history of the company and their current position and introduced Robin, a tutor with the Akademie - Leica’s training and education operation. It was a very hospitable evening and all members of CoL&CPS should feel welcome to go into the store for advice, and information and to see their exhibitions.
Robin had lined up enough cameras for us to work in twos and we were encouraged to go out and about for an hour, experimenting with the cameras. He set us a brief - to take portraits of each other, with the added incentive of entering a few of the images into a competition. The prize is a place on one of their portrait workshops - this was quite unexpected and I think we all worked harder at using the unfamiliar cameras in the time we had. We will post a few of the images below as they come in and in due course, announce who was the winner.