Dear Steve, my name is Matt Randall and I am a photographer from the Uk.
I wanted to submit a daily inspiration post to your website in the hope you would publish it because it was a couple of your daily inspiration articles about using a Leica M9 for fashion photography that inspired me to take some of my own.
The posts are one from February 2012 by Simon Lipman and the other by Andy Lee from January 2013. When I saw these two articles about fashion photography it made me realise I could use the M9 for such shots when you mostly read about them being used for photojournalism etc.
Upon visiting your website for the first time I did not own a Leica camera but after reading many of your reviews and especially the ones mentioned above I was convinced to take the plunge and buy my own. I eagerly travelled to London with the intent on buying a Leica X2 but was even more thrilled to return home with a previously owned Leica M9, a 35mm Summarit lens and a 50mm Summicron f/2.0. This was just before the release of the M240 and they made me an offer just too good to refuse. It was a wonderful experience and taking photographs with the Leica M9 brings such a joy to my life.
All 3 of my submitted photographs were taken using my Leica M9 with a 50mm Summicron lens f/2.0, ISO 160 f/8.0 1/125sec. The photographs were taken indoors using 2 Elinchrom Style RX300 strobes after monitoring the lights using a Sekonic light meter.
I really hope you like them.
My website: www.mattrandallphotography.co.uk