Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] I missed it.
From: "Gareth Jolly" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 10:45:26 +1000

In the photograph of Krupps by Eisenstaedt, he is centred, his face in
shadow, hands held beneath his chin with his factory behind him.  He is
looking directly at the photographer.  It was taken in 1963.

If this is the one you are thinking of, it is definitely not Goebbels.  If
it isn't, I'd be interested in hunting the photo down.


- -----Original Message-----
From: B. D. Colen <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 1:06
Subject: Re: [Leica] I missed it.

>Goebbels - Definitely Goebbels - and Ben is absolutely correct - without
the eye
>contact the photo would be meaningless; with it, you loose sleep after
looking at
>the photo. IMHO this is the absolute best Eisenstaedt, much of whose work,
>or not, is grossly overrated "People" photography. He may have been the
>most charming guy, but....
>B. D.
>Michael Leitheiser wrote:
>> Goebbels?  or was it the industrialist, Krupps?
>> At 10:29 PM 3/31/99 -0800, you wrote:
>> >One candid picture that worked very well with the subject looking
straight at
>> >the camera is Eisenstaedt's shot of Joseph Goebbels.  It is the image of
>> >sinister and evil personality.  It would not have worked at all if
>> >didn't look straight at the camera.
>> >
>> >Ben
>> >
>> Mike Leitheiser
>> "When the trout are lost, smash the state."
>>                                    Tom McGuane