Jarle Hagan’s Documentary Style Portraits of the Sami People of Norway

All images by Jarle Hagan. Used with a Creative Commons License.

Lots of documentary projects seem to simply do just that: document. But Jarle Hagan’s documentary portraiture goes a step beyond that as he’s previously demonstrated with his photo project involving Norway’s Sami – a protected indigenous people and the most northern dwelling indigenous people in Europe. Typically, just the idea of doing a documentary project on their lands just sounds tough.

To create the images, Jarle used the new Leica 50mm f1.4 Summilux lens on the Leica SL camera to create the portraits. Considering just how tough that camera has proven to be, it seems very much like the right choice.

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Review: Leica M7 with 50mm F1.4 Summilux

The Leica M7was loaned to me from Leica for review and for a project that I wanted to work on. Along with the M7, the 50mm f/1.4 Summilux was sent to me. They’re a great combo, but this was perhaps one of the rockiest reviews I’ve ever done. I also actually do not feel that the project is finished at all, but the combo gave me some great photos that absolutely will be used for it. Yes, this is a film camera.

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