Jeremy Harwell

I am an editorial and wedding photographer based in Atlanta, GA.

I have been working as a photographer for 20 years. I fell in love with photography in grade school when my teacher loaned me his Nikon F2 and I shot slide film.Β 

Cameras

Leica M10 – I love the files from this Leica body – they remind me of Kodachrome 64. The simplicity of the controls and body remind me of my old M6.

Leica M9 – I really love the files from this Leica Gem. The CCD sensor is really film-like; when you have plenty of light the files are creamy and the tones are beautiful!

Leica Q – The sensor in this body has around 12 stops of information, which is phenomenal. I always shoot it full frame and the files have so much detail in them.

Lenses

Leica Noctilux M 50mm f/95 – This lens can practically see in the dark and is extraordinary when shot wide open.

Leica Summilux 35 f/1.4 – One of Leica’s sharpest lenses and a perfect perspective for a lot of the editorial work I do.

Leica Macro Elmar 90mm f/4– I love this lens because you can use it as a macro or a telephoto.

Diana – I love shooting film with this camera: the light leaks and the haphazardness of the images lends itself to one-of-a-kind imagery.

Bag

Filson Magnum tote – I love this bag because it’s waterproof, lightweight and has lots of pockets.

Other

I love Artisan and Artist straps because they are very well made and comfortable.

B+W filters, UV and Closeup – Best filters in my opinion.

I also carry a Shinola monogrammed journal to record exposure and other notes.Β 

Leica Visoflex type 020 – A must when shooting the Noctilux wide open.

I learned photography using film, so my presets are based on the same inputs I use when I scan my film.

I believe that delivering timeless imagery to my clients requires purity and not photoshopping and over-processing files. Yesterday’s trend was to overexpose files and lose all the whites; today’s trend is to underexpose and make images dark and moody – neither are photographically correct.

The trends will come and go, but timelessness requires purity and not following the latest processing trends.

A Cartier-Bresson, Erwitt or a Koudelka image stays true to photographic standards and thus remains timeless.

www.harwellphotography.com | @harwellphoto

Inside Jeremy’s camera bag:

Nikon F2

Leica M10

Leica M9

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/47

Leica 35mm f/1.4

Leica 90mm f/2

Artisan and Artist Strap

B+W Filters

Leica Visoflex Typ 020 Electronic

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