Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Elitism and the PRO
From: Donal Philby <>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 19:58:41 +0000

Alan Hull wrote:
> The plutocrats of photography are in advertising and
> they dont buy 35mm.

The list of those who shoot 35mm (only or mostly) for advertising would
be long.  For old timers: Jay Maisel, Pete Turner.  Richard Hamilton
Smith, David Stoecklein, Al Satterwhite, Jeff Smith, Jody Dole and many
more I can't think of immediately.  And most advertising stock
photography of people and places is 35mm.   I spoke a while back with
Peter Miller in LA.  He does Nike stuff including billboards.  "If I
can't shoot 35mm, they'll have to get someone else," he said.  Another
photographer from NYC once told me he had just bought medium format--for
clients outside NYC who still didn't understand.

(who shot 4x5 for the first time in a long time on Friday--of a
building--and will be paying rent on time!).
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Donal Philby
San Diego