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by Christopher Wesser

You know that feeling? You’re hungry, so you go into one of those infamous system catering restaurants such as Burger-Donalds, Sub-piano, or Dunkin Fried Chicken and stare in awe and anticipation at the talented masters of culinary delights, who conjure gourmet food full of passion and inspiration. No? Me neither. Let’s be honest though, nearly everyone indulges in these unhealthy snacks now and again, purely because they’re simpler and faster.


Gen Hayase travels frequently in Japan with his camera. And what’s surprising is that his universal lens is neither a zoom nor a 50mm lens.

The ZEISS Art Calendar is published once a year and contains pictures of well-known figures taken by a celebrated photographer. For the 2014 calendar, Mary McCartney created classic black-and-white images set in New York City with Alec Baldwin and Gemma Arterton, using analog film.

A man, a woman. A couple in front of the camera in a popular place. It sounds like a simple concept, but it requires talent. This concept has delighted the friends and customers of ZEISS who have received the ZEISS Art Calendar in previous years. For the fifth time in a row, the premium lens manufacturer followed this approach again. For the 2014 calendar, entitled “Moments in the City“, ZEISS engaged Mary McCartney, who is known for her expressive and very personal portrait photography. “When I was approached, I already knew that ZEISS brought out a calendar each year. I really liked the idea, because as a photographer ZEISS has an absolutely excellent reputation,” says McCartney about her motivation to help style the calendar.

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Last year we reported on a colorful photo project called Metropolises by German photographer Kristine Thiemann which shows the surprising sides of unfamiliar small towns. With plenty of creativity, affectionate irony and ZEISS lenses, Thiemann translates the daily life of small-town inhabitants into their own “language,” sometimes taking her subjects to the boundaries of the burlesque. Since January, the pictures that are part of her Metropolises exhibition can be viewed in Vitrolles. This new photo series is part of the program of the European Cultural Capital “Marseille Provence 2013.”

Planar T* 1,4/85 (f/2,5, 1/2, ISO 400)
White horse rider – Planar T* 1,4/85

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Jerusalem is the creative terrain of Israeli photographer David Mor. The city, which he calls home, serves as a backdrop to turn everyday scenes into an allegorical and spiritual expression of ideas. The first rays of sunlight are an important yet fleeting design medium for Mor. At least one ZEISS lens is always in his bag.

Distagon T* 2/35 ZF.2 (f 3.5, 1/320, ISO 250)
“Manifestation of Respect” – taken with the Distagon T* 2/35 ZF.2

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Avid mountaineer and photographer Andreas Bogenschütz always carries a ZEISS lens with him in his pack on climbing trips. What attracts him about the mountain landscape in his photography is the opportunity to capture extreme, contrasting scenes, as well as the challenge of depicting people and nature in harmony.

Climber performing a "dynamo leap". Lens: Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2 (F/8;1/250sek;ISO-50).
Climber performing a "dynamo leap" to reach vital handhold. Lens: Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2.

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