This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.
“I teach in a grad school in the US, and one thing I noticed and truly appreciated about your book was the clarity of the writing. I always understood exactly what you meant, which is a skill.
Another thing I paid attention to were your images. Seeing them, one after the other, annotating the book, was a strong and compelling demonstration of your art and craft. The images themselves taught me quite a bit, as I examined them closely.
More than any other book of its type, I am learning so much as I read".
- C. K..
Two months in Asia
It's good to be back after two months in Asia and Australia. Here's a good memory from Sydney, byRalph Schwarten
"This is probably the most beautiful movie about photography ever. So poetic, a salute to life - and amazing inspiration. This is what its all about…"
- G. W.
Leica CL video review by Thorsten Overgaard
New York, January 1, 9:00 AM, 2019
It's hard to belive I have been running a 4K photography channel for two years now. Many hours of free content. Today is the release of my Leica CL review that was recorded in New York.
The London Workshop
London, January 2, 2019.
I went to London for the traditional workshop starting just as the Christmas and New Years celebrations are over. Personally, I just can't do holiday more than a few moments, then I have to hit the ground running. That was the idea behind the London workshop when I first did it some years ago, and now it has become a tradition every beginning of January for those who want to get stuff done. It's always a great workshop with funny people.
A new year, new visions and new projects. I get to spend a couple of weeks with the kids and friends.
"I may have already told you this: 30 days after I bought the Leica Q, I bought an M10-P.
You were correct, I couldn't stop dreaming about the M.
Both are great cameras."
- P. S.
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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.
I am in constant orbit teaching
Leica and photography workshops.
Most people prefer to explore a
new place when doing my workshop.
30% of my students are women.
35% of my students dotwo or more workshops.
95% are Leica users.
Age range is from 15 to 87 years
with the majority in the 30-55 range.
Skill level ranges from two weeks
to a lifetime of experience.
97% use a digital camera.
100% of my workshop graduates photograph more after a workshop.