Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/16

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] on photographic seeing
From: Dave Myers <>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 09:51:29 -0400

Rick Floyd wrote:

> ...I was never inspired by a bunch of photographs that I had taken that
> didn't have any context or substance behind them.  For me, that
> substance is in the relationships developed and the trust gained in
> getting to know them and them getting to know me.
> Someone mentioned that in some cultures, photography is seen as taking a
> part of the subjects soul.  In my photography, I try to leave a part of
> mine as a "payment".  I think that may be why the work that Tina does
> excites me so much.  Not only because of the outstanding photography,
> but also because of how she goes about getting her pictures and most
> importantly, WHY she takes them in the first place.

Hello Rick,

Your comments are right on target.  I agree that it is tremendously
difficult to "capture" a moment without being a part of the moment.  I
certainly admire those who do, but for me the end result is nearly always

Thank you for your insightful comments.