Cradoc Bagshaw is an award winning photographer who works internationally. Documentary and street photography are his passions. “I’m not a travel photographer, but I work best when I’m traveling.” His classic Leica black and white images capture the key moments in life that connect us all together.

About Cradoc Bagshaw Experience:

Cradoc has been a photographer for over forty years, doing work for dozens of publications including Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Business Week and the New York Times. He’s been associated with photography agencies including Black Star and with Gamma Liaison in New York, doing assignments for both their editorial and corporate division.

Cradoc is also a teacher who has lectured on photography at numerous locations, including NYU and the International Center of Photography in New York, and at UCLA, the California Polytechnic Institute and Brooks Institute of Photography in California.

Clients Include

  • TIME Magazine
  • Forbes Magazine
  • The New York Times
  • Business Week Magazine
  • USA Today
  • ABC Good Morning America
  • Columbia, Capitol and Vanguard Records
  • Whitney Museum NY, Amon Carter Museum, Smithsonian Museum
  • Santa Fe Opera – Photographer
  • Financial World 
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Polaroid Corp

My current cameras are the Leica M10-D, a digital rangefinder camera with no viewing screen, and a Leica M10 Monochrom black and white only camera.

About 99% of my black and white photos were taken with Leica rangefinder cameras. In early days I used Leica M3’s and M4’s, but for years when shooting film I used Leica M6’s and Tri-X film.

When I started shooting digital I used Leica M9’s and the original Leica Monochrom camera.

I mostly use a 35mm Summicron Asph and a 28mm Elmarit Asph lens. I also use a Leica 50mm Summicron, a 90mm Summarit and a 21mm Super-Elmar Asph from time to time.

And of course I still have my M6.

Read the recent article on

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Adorama: Meet A Pro: Cradoc Bagshaw on Why Photography is a Feeling, Not a Thought.


5 Tips on how to shoot beyond the street for the international Leica society.




I was a speaker at the International Leica Society annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. As part of my presentation we filmed 5 Tips on How to Shoot Beyond th Street.




Porto Photo Fest Workshop

In 2017 I went to Porto Portugal to teach a workshop at the Porto Photo Fest. I ended up moving there and staying for two years. Here’s an interview in Portuguese and English.

Cradoc Bagshaw
email: cradocphoto@gmail.com

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