Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/14

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica-Users List Digest V3 #365
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 10:55:44 -0500

At 09:46 AM 10/14/98 -0400, you wrote:

>photos - the rection would have been infinitely more factful and polite, if
>not necessarilly more positive.

Yeah, that's probably right. He deserved hard criticism. But then, he ought
to count himself lucky. We were honest, not polite. Politeness in photo
critiques hardly helps photographers improve. It can, if not used in
moderation, cause them to be complacent.

Note Shutterbug Magazine. Lots of photos in that magazine (not ALL!) are
terrible. Some technically so. Yet the goal for them isn't probably art. Or
they wouldn't be writing a techie article to start with. No? 

This guy was an "artist." Letting himself open to a lot of "interpretation."
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind -- or not to have a mind. How true
that is." 
- -Dan Quayle addressing the United Negro College Fund