After considering hundreds of incredible images from the Lowcountry’s top photographers for the cover, we determined this Leica M (Typ 240) camera shot from Bluffton/Charlotte photographer Michael Hrizuk best captured the essence of our photography issue. Leica cameras are made by hand in Portugal and Germany, and their cameras, lenses, accessories and sales literature are highly collectible. In addition to LOCAL Life, Hrizuk’s client list includes National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Food Network and SC Tourism. Find more of his work at hrizukcreative.com. To make this cover picture perfect, a reticular finish and spot varnish were added to enhance the camera. We hope you enjoy it.