Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Street photography
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 19:37:49 -0400
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From: "Erwin Puts" <>
To: "L U G" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2000 3:34 PM
Subject: [Leica] Street photography

> My state of mental health has been questioned when I cited that the
> Rolleiflex and the Speed Graphlex were good instruments for outstanding
> street and documentary photography.
> If photographic history is a guide, I may mention Boubat, Doisneau, van
> Elsken as exemplary street photographers with Rolleicord and Rolleiflex,
> with a quality of dynamics and available light scenes than many a
> contemporary Leica photographer would have put to a challenge.
> For larger format photography the history is even longer, spanning from
> Lewis Hine (Graphlex) to  Walker Evans (4x5 inch) to Weegee (Graphlex),
> Berenice Abbott, August Sander, to the Japanese Araki with a 6x7 camera.
> I do not deny the excellence of the 35mm format for this type, but my
> reference was meant to broaden the perspective.
> Erwin

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