||LEICA M6 TTL Black NOMI Baumgartl w/NOCTILUX-M
|While I was browsing through some of the very old archived
pictures and information on NOCTILUX lenses via German Online auctioneer PHOTOGRAPHICA-Auctionen.DE,
I came across an auction which was conducted a few years ago in a LEICA M6 TTL with
some engraving the the top right hand corner which caught my attention. The engraved
name was NOMI BAUMGARTL and the camera included with a NOCTILUX-M 1:1.0/50mm. It
was a personal donated camera with LEICA AG endorsed with an engraving. The kit came
with signature copies of poster, and coffee books which was published by the photographer.
The purpose of the auction has a meaningful objective where proceeds of the kit will
goes as funding to support welfare of the "Programa Comunitário since
Reconciliacao" something explained as poor street children in Sao Paulo,
When I had finished the section on two of the two master photographer special edition
of their LEICA M6 Platinum Henri Cartier-Bresson/Louis Vuitton, 1989 and William Klein LEICA M6 TTL Anthracite-finish special edition; all of a sudden, I remember this lot and went back to photographica
auction and downloaded the old, archived picture of that auction. WHY ? because NOMI
Baumgartl may not be enjoying comparable status of H.C.B. or W.Klein but in terms
of their respective original objective, all of these special issued bodies and/or
personal donation are of equal and this should always be praised, encouraged and
hope others established icon would do the same. I did a search and had found more
surprises in NOMI Baumgartl's
involvement in few of her on going projects that relate to the preservation and studies
on the wild.
Background & Introduction extracted from NOMI BAUMGARTL
website <www.i-wonder-nomi.com>:- Nomi
Baumgartl, internationally renowned freelance photographer, lives in Munich and preferably
in Maui, Hawaii to work on her future projects. Her life's work is to show the connections
between man and nature, sea and earth in her photographs, as an homage to creation.
As ambassador of DOLPHIN AID e. V. (dolphins help children) she with her artwork
support handicapped children to afford them a therapy with dolphins. At the shooting
to the NDR-film the "Elephant Man" directed by Daniel Opitz (ocean mind)
in which Nomi Baumgartl worked as visual director she met Timbo who became the role
model for Mumo by inspiring her to write an exceeding story between dream and reality.
|NOMI BAUMGARTL shoots exclusively with LEICA equipment
(Nikonos for underwater)
and here projects were being featured in Leica Photographie International ("LFI"). You may download PDF copies: Dolphin
(Leica World 1.6MB) | Elephant Man (LFI 1.6MB) which contains information as well as her portfolio.
|Credit: Image(s) courtesy of Photographica Auction,
Germany ®, who often conducts popular Online Photograohica Auctions. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved.
Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.
The original transcripts and
description as appeared in Photographica Auction as follows: " ... LEICA M6 TTL " Nomi Baumgartl " Nr.
273627x m. Noctilux-M 1 / 50 Nr. 390232x, Fine Art Print "Wisdom of the Ocean
", Dolphin Eye, Florida 1999 handsigniert, Buch MUMO handsigniert. Des weiteren
erhält der Käufer das Buch " Portrait von Nomi Baumgartl " ebenfalls
handsigniert. Der Erlös dieses Loses geht an die Institution von Constanze Wild
" Programa Comunitário da Reconciliacao = Strassenkinder in Sao Paulo.
Frau Constanze Wild ist ebenfalls Fotografin und unterstüzt diese Aktion seit
: .... Fine Art signed print " Wisdom of the Ocean ", Dolphin Eye, Florida
1999, book signed MUMO. The buyer also receives the signed book " Portrait of
Nomi Baumgartl ". The proceeds of the sale go to Constanze Wild`s Institution
" Programa Comunitàrio de Reconciliacao ", street children of Sao
Paulo. Constanze Wild is also photographer and has supported this worthy cause for
years with great enthusiasm. Nomi Baumgartl has donated her camera together with
the picture and books....". NOTE: No info on the realized auctioned price for
this Nomi Kit.
Other information: The original
lot could had been handled by Igavel Auction as the commissioned Art Centre Daniel Cooney Fine Art who had exclusive arrangement to auction
their items at Igavel. It was mentioned in a photography news.com as pointed the
auction was involved with D.Cooney, NY back in October, 2005.
Personally, NOMI's devotion reminds me with works
of another good friend of mine, Michael Patrick Wong who used to spend 2,500 hours
underwater just for his two award winning books, Malaysia beneath the waves and Simpadan.
Coincidentally, Michael is currently also engaged on another DV project in studying wild elephants
behavior in Borneo Island for Discovery Channel.
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