Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/19

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Subject: [Leica] Dehumanizing portraits?
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Mon Jan 19 07:27:44 2009
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On Jan 19, 2009, at 7:09 AM, Peter Dzwig wrote:

> Truly awful.
> What were the teams that I suppose must have been in the room doing?  
> No excuse
> these were digital, there will have been every opportunity to vet  
> what happened,
> particularly with such a large group to shoot their way through.
> Imagine what would be said if a LUGger wasted such an opportunity  
> and posted
> this lot ;-)

imho, yes, they are overall quite awful (subjective), one would think  
by design (it was their design, not the subjects', despite what they  
say, and presumably the photographer is competent) ...

the only question is...what were they trying to accomplish?

> Peter
> Brian Reid wrote:
>> The New York Times magazine just ran a set of portraits of "Obama's  
>> People"
>> It feels to me as though the photographer went out of his way to make
>> all of his subjects look unnatural and bizarre. They are posed
>> awkwardly, the lighting is very peculiar, the camera angles are  
>> unusual,
>> and the subjects were usually photographed off-guard.
>> What does anybody else think? Was the photographer here trying to  
>> create
>> a negative perception of these people?
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