Photography by Tom Lane

People & Portraits

Above: Attended a 1940’s re-enactment day at Bottisham, a village near Cambridge in the UK. Good day out and I managed to get some decent (at least in my opinion) people images. All were taken with the Leica SL2 and 24-90mm SL Vario-Elmarit lens.

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Taken in Durban, South Africa with the Nikon D810 and 50mm Nikkor f1.4 lens. We were walking along the pier when this guy approached me and I thought here goes the camera, lens, money and watch. However, thankfully he just said, “why don’t you take a picture of me”. Needless to say I clicked away and he was happy to see the images on the camera screen.

Strangely enough we were mugged about an hour later when we were waiting to cross the road at a set of traffic lights; but that’s another story and I still have the camera and lens.

Military Wind, Fort Lauderdale, Florida                                                                                                       (Leica M10r with 50mm f2.0 Summicron lens)

 ‘American Officer’ taken at a Ramsey’s 1940 event                                                                                         Leica SL2 with 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit lens

‘German Officer’ at the same 1940’s event, using the same camera and lens

Another character from the 1940’s event

‘Maintaining Steam Pressure’ – Haddenham Steam Rally                                                                                     Leica SL2 with 85mm f1.4 Sigma Art Lens

‘Horseman’ – taken at a Battle Proms event at Burghley House near Stamford                                     Leica SL (type 601) with 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit lens

‘Horsewoman’ – taken at the same event with the same camera and lens

‘The Wave’ – again at the same event with the same camera and lens

‘Working Gent’                                                                                                                                                  Leica SL (type 601) with 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit lens

‘Brexit Protestor’ – London                                                                                                                                   Leica CL with the 23mm F2.0 Summicron TL lens

‘Brexit Protestors’ – London                                                                                                                          Leica CL with 23mm f2.0 Summicron TL lens

‘One Man And His Dog’ – taken on a ferry from Dartmouth                                                                          Leica SL2 with the 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit lens

‘Captain Mannering’ – from the TV Programme ‘Dad’s Army’                                                               Leica SL (type 601) with 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit lens

‘Photo Show Model’ taken on one of the trade stands at the annual Photo Show in Birmingham                                 Leica M10 with 50mm Summicron lens

‘Protestor & Copper’ a demonstrator taken outside the Brazilian Embassy in London                                             Leica M10-R with 50mm Summicron lens

Couldn’t resist ‘playing’ with the above image in Photoshop, substituting the protestors face with an image of a Cheetah I took whilst on a safari in Southern Africa

‘Teacher’ in a re-enactment at Port Arthur Penitentiary in Tasmania                                                   Leica SL (Type 601) with 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit lens


‘Another Teacher’ again at the same place in Tasmania and with the same camera and lens combination

‘Fiddler’ – taken in Ely, Cambridgeshire                                                                                                            Leica M10 with 35mm Summicron f2.0 lens

‘Music Man’ – taken in New York                                                                                                  Leica SL (type 601) with the 50mm SL Summilux f1.4 lens

‘Street Art’ – taken at Leafe Street in London with the lens wide open at f2.0                                                  Leica M10-r with the 50mm Summicron lens

‘Graffiti Artist’                                                                                                                                                     Leica M10-R with 50mm Summicron lens

‘Steampunk Character’                                                                                                                                           Leica SL2 with 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit

A street shot taken in London                                                                                                                       Leica M10-R with 50mm F2.0 Summicron lens

‘Indian Wedding’                                                                                                                                             Leica M10 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron lens

‘Proud To Be British’ – taken at the booking office in Grand central Station, New York                         Leica SL (type 601) with the SL 50mm Summilux lens

‘Canal People’ – Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, near Birmingham                                             Leica SL (type 601) with 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit lens