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Paul Wolff  

Paul Wolff (1887-1951)Paul Wolff was already a recognised photographer when he got his first Leica in 1926 - it was "Love at first sight".His book "Meine Erfahrung mit der Leica" became an international bestseller and was translated into many languages. As a pioneer of the Leica camera he formed the technique of the 35 mm photography in Germany in a decisive way.

1887-1893 Born in Mulhouse in Alsace Schooling up to A level/Higher Grade in Alsace
1904 His love for photography begins at the age of 12. Wolff was 16 years old when his photographic nature studies were published in "Kosmos" magazine.
1906 Studies medicine in Strasbourg and Munich,
1912 his first picture collection "Alt-Straßburg" appears
1913 Certificate to work as doctor of medicine
1914-18 Serves as assistant doctor on the front in the First World War
1919 Forbidden to practise as doctor in the now French-controlled Alsace
1926 Moves to Frankfurt a. Main. After working as a laboratory apprentice at a company, photography becomes his passion. Town picture photo
  collections "Alt-Frankfurt",
1923 "Die Vogesen",
1924, amongst others, published
1927 The young photographer Alfred Tritschler becomes his colleague and later partner of the Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler photo studio
1930-1939 Wolff takes an interest in the still young technique of 35 mm. photography. The Leica becomes his trademark, experiments with photographic paper and developers
  1940 Tries out the new colour film by Agfa - the result: colour industry photography "Im Kraftfeld von Rüsselheim"
1942-1944 His book "Meine Erfahrungen .. farbig" is published. His house in Frankfurt is damaged by bombs, the colour photo archive and thousands of press prints are destroyed.
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