Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/23[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 04:47 PM 6/23/98 -0400, you wrote: >I can believe that negative comments were made about Aperture, I cannot Sorry, but much of what they print is trash. That's it. Of course, that's my opinion, and I have quite an eclectic taste in photographers. From Ansel Adams to Duane Michals. And many, many in-between. But I find a lot of stuff I've seen printed in Aperture over the last 20 years is worthless navel-gazing self-indulgent drivel. Then there are times when it's great. Don't think I denigrate art photographers because they're art photographers. I do it because I find their work beneath contempt. Andreas Seranno (of the famous Piss picture) is one I lump in with the trash. Like what I just saw him on TV (HBO, you would be right to guess) photographing in the field with I believe was a RZ67. Hey a show about a photographer I'm thinking... Sheesh, what was I watching? I turned the channel and thought I was going to see a photographer at work. Turns out it was bestiality! (A nude model playing with a horse, and you can guess what part). My gosh, this on television? Back to good old blood and guts for me with Men in Black real fast. Now that's a pretty picture. Art? Hardly. And a photographer the "art world" of which Aperture is a part, lionized for his "freedom of expression." I read it as religious persecution, and just plain sickening photos as it turns out. >between a 20 year old Rollei and modern Leica optics. Don't think I want to >take on my Hassie. Especially the 110 f/2, a lens I've lusted for for years now! Some day... For now, I've got lots of Leicas to buy. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Some people say that I'm superficial, but that's just on the surface.