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Subject: [Leica] Ted Grant, one of 12 Leica Users
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Thu Jan 15 05:56:47 2009
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On Jan 14, 2009, at 10:34 PM, Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> Thanks for the review, Steve. I have not yet received my copy, but I  
> knew from the preview on Blurb that Ted had contributed those images.

they are there for all to see...

an appetizer that is worth the meal....

> I am truly honored to have my 4 images in the same book as those.

me too...

yes, rumor has it that there are a few other decent images in the book,



> Cheers,
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
> Books:
> Blog:
> On Jan 14, 2009, at 10:03 PM, Steve Barbour wrote:
>> I would never be so presumptuous as to review Ted Grant's  
>> images...but I do want to say something about them.
>> Ted is one of 12 Leica Users in the book, by that title, that just  
>> appeared. Ted's photo of the Sleeping Cowboy is on the cover, he  
>> leads off the book, and he offers five of his celebrated, famous  
>> images.
>> So this is a short appreciation of Ted's images... by an amateur,  
>> who is Ted's friend.
>> The first of Ted's five leica images... Sleeping Cowboy in  
>> Bunkhouse/bw, cover and page 7...
>> he sleeps, his boots on, under a window with radiant beams of  
>> daylight entering a relatively dark room. The photo is shot across  
>> a bunk bed toward the cowboy, and a cowboy hat is lying in the  
>> foreground, right...prominent and illuminated. Other cowboys are  
>> seen distantly in the background, around a table.  A great image,  
>> tranquil and radiant.
>> The second image, very famous, is Prime Minister David Ben Gurion  
>> of Israel/bw...white hair, eyes sharp, serious, intently listening.
>> The third image, classic and playful, is Prime Minister Pierre  
>> Elliot Trudeau of Canada/bw, sliding down a banister, like a kid,  
>> arms outstretched, unusual to say the least for a great political  
>> leader.
>> The fourth image, a classic, is Wild Horses, Alberta , Canada/bw...  
>> racing across a dark horizon, under a dramatic sky highlighted by  
>> low,dramatic, fluffy  clouds.
>> The fifth, yet another famous image is Diver, Barcelona Olympics  
>> 1992/color...  the diver, laid out, fully extended, form perfect  
>> and floating high, is seen isolated, against the buildings of  
>> Barcelona sprawling on the distant hillside.
>> Truly great stuff, a hard act to follow for the other 11  
>> photographers ...who do their very best to live up to this  
>> challenge, showing  many differing subjects and styles, doing an  
>> absolutely masterful job...
>> Altogether, a quite magical collection of great 12 of  
>> our Leica photographers, edited beautifully by Geoff Hopkinson...
>> my sincere thoughts....many thanks,
>> Steve Barbour
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