Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:anonymity
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 10:21:50 -0700

Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> From: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 1999 02:36
> Subject: [Leica] Re:What I Did Today...or...GET A LIFE
> > I raised my M6 when another (adult) fan who was leaning
> > across the table into the shot exclaimed, "Don't take my
> > picture!" My thought was, "Then get out of the
> > frame, pal."
> Why did you just think it, and not actually say it?
> I hate having my picture taken by people who know who I am, as I don't want
> anyone to know what I look like.  But I don't care much about strangers taking
> my picture, because they don't know me, anyway.  Nobody is going to point to me
> in their photo album and say, "Hey, isn't that Anthony?"
>   -- Anthony

For those situations my optical supply house has an efficient solution.
On a pair of heavy framed eyeglasses with my exact prescription there is
attached a lifelike though large plastic nose. Below that is attached a thick
bushy mustache (in real life I do not have a mustache). I put on this efficient
and elegant tool of nondescriptness when I go the GAP. And other places where
anonymity would seem to be the issue.
I hear Hitlers mustach actually came off and he would buy you a beer on his day
off even if you looked a bit swarthy!
Mark Rabiner