Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Vacation... lighten up
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 10:27:15 -0700
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This is the difference between a "passion" and simply a job. A passion is
your life. A job is something you do to sustain a passion or life.

Mark is extremely lucky that his passion is his job and his life.


At 09:45 AM 8/10/00 -0700, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>I've had periods of my professional career where it was fast and furious all
>week most weeks. I'd not want to shoot pictures on a weekend. I always
>if I'd ever take a vacation and be relieved to have an opportunity to get away
>from photography. I don't think I have.  I still shoot plenty on a
vacation and
>always have. A different surrounding how can I resist? I've heard of some big
>time shooters just bringing along a point and shoot to shoot their family on a
>vacation. Beyond my comprehension!!
>It's also rare for commercial photographers to bother with the expense and
>involved with a show in a gallery. Not the case with me either, I've pretty 
>had a show in a gallery about every year of my career. I get to still think of
>myself as an artist. And not a shlock artist.
>So I'm still shooting for love as well as money. I'm glad it didn't turn 
>into that.
>Mark Rabiner

>> On vacation I take either zero or one camera. Zero if I want a real holiday.
>> If I take the camera, it has two lenses. It's a holiday, right?
>> Sometimes I want to see the world not through a viewfinder.
>> --
>> Johnny Deadman

In reply to: Message from John Brownlow <> (Re: [Leica] Vacation... lighten up)