The Rangefinder Gallery is part of the Tamarkin Camera showroom, located in the River North Gallery district in downtown Chicago.
Showcasing works from the Leica camera is a natural extension of our passion for the brand. We are proud to exhibit work by Leica photographers from Chicago and around the world. The Rangefinder Gallery is dedicated to un-retouched film and digital photographs from the legendary Leica M camera.
Friday, October 2
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Idea of Man
Ming Thein is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated from Oxford University at 16, and left a successful corporate career in 2012 to shoot because the need to create something grew to the point of no return, and photography was able to satisfy that need. He has had several solo exhibitions in the past in Kuala Lumpur and has a diverse international client base ranging from automotive to luxury goods to architecture and heavy engineering. Ming is also a member of Getty Images, a prolific writer and operates the thinking photographers’ website www.mingthein.com, which has an archive of over 1,100 articles on every photographic topic under the sun. Together with Wesley Wong of Giclee Art, he has developed an extremely high resolution ‘Ultraprint’ process which is as close as we can currently get to a digital contact print, and has the sole aim of increasing transparency in an image to maximise its narrative qualities. 2015 marks his first year in the fine art market.