Hilmar Hoffmann

Hilmar Hoffmann, the longtime city councillor and head of cultural affairs in Frankfurt (1970 and 1990) and president of Germany’s Goethe-Institut (1993 to 2001), stands in his garden in Frankfurt, July 10. Hoffmann, who among many other things promoted independent cultural groups and initiated the Frankfurt museum embankment, will turn 90 in August.

Overhauling the Euro

Workers clean the big Euro sculpture in front of the former European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, July 9. The sculpture is being given its first overhaul after 13 years, coinciding with the aftermath of the Greek referendum that might lead to the first exit of a country from the 19-nation currency.

Lenny, the Photographer – III

Lenny Kravitz, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, arranger and photographer, takes pictures of the crowd during the opening of his exhibition that features photos published in his book “Flash,” at the headquarters of German camera manufacturer Leica in Wetzlar, some 60 kms (36 mls) north of Frankfurt, June 23.

The Red Dot (Home of Leica)

Last week, I was on a job in Wetzlar, a town some 60 kms (36 mls) north of Frankfurt, and happened to drive past the headquarters of Leica, Germany’s last camera manufacturer to speak of. I decided to stop and pay a short visit to their showroom, exhibition and museum.
(Photos taken with a Canon 5dIII and Canon 14mm, 24mm lenses and a Sigma 50mm Art though.

I’d love to have a Leica S but can’t afford it)