Photography & Cinematography

Georges Yammine: On Tour with a Violin and a Leica X Vario


© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine
© Georges Yammine

Georges Yammine from Lebanon is not only a professional musician but also a “travelling photographer,” as he likes to call himself. Among other ensembles, he plays violin with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. In addition to his violin, he also always takes a Leica when he goes on tour — usually an M6 or an M9. For this project he exchanged the M for a Leica X Vario.

Q: What came first: photography or music?

A: I started out with music. My interest in photography developed over the years, in part thanks to the interesting photographers I met. One of them saw me with the M6 one day, and immediately asked me, “What are you photographing?” That was an important question, because it was precisely the point I’d been pondering on for years. So, I had to find a very quick response and I answered quite spontaneously, “I photograph musical expression.” So that’s what I’ve tried to realize in my photographic work ever since.

Q: Do your colleagues like being photographed?

A: They know me; I always tour with my violin and a Leica. I even have the camera …read more

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