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Greg Locke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >A quote from Phillip Jones Griffiths, Magnum. >"...to me there is no point in pressing the shutter unless you are making >some comment on the incongruities in life. That is what photography is all >about. It is the only reason for doing it." ... while Marc James Small <email@example.com> wrote: >I cannot conceive of a truly apolitical life. This is bound to ooze over into our photography. High-class BS! I take pictures in order to record something I've seen which I want to be able to see again at a later date, or share with others -- either family, friends, or the readers of my magazine. Or sometimes I take pictures just for the pleasure of using a Leica. That's my only reason for doing it - not politics, or the need to make "some comment on the incongruities in life". Greg's posting reminded me of something I'd read earlier today. In February of last year "Don Bledsoe" firstname.lastname@example.org> had written: "When I go back and read old Leica literature it appears they were aiming their cameras at everyone, especially the common person who wanted to record their daily lives, family fun, vacations, events, etc." That's what my father did with his Leicas - that's what I do with mine. I've no children, so I presume that after I "assume room temperature" my photos will end up in some landfill. But in the meantime, the reason I'm doing it (taking photos) is to have fun. Regards, Doug Richardson 1.