Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/10

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

Subject: Re: [Leica] Nikon LS-2000 sample
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 15:44:59 -0800

Jeff Moore wrote:
> 1999-12-10-15:40:22 Gary D. Whalen:
> > Shame on you.  Your picture is a cancer to this newsgroup.
> Well.  Gary has a few issues.
> Were I to feel compelled to render judgement, I wouldn't have gone
> much beyond "mildly tacky".  But I don't, so I didn't say that.  :-)

I would call them not particularly sophisticated photos of a women the
photographer is obviously quite fond of. Like the shots guys do of their wives.
I was mildly charmed by them.
Victor Skrebneski is not going to be loosing any major accounts here.
Humourous in comparison to what I was expecting to see.
Basically not sexier than anything you could find on the cover of a TV Guide.
The "photography of women" ain't easy.
We compare what we see against the pervasive media if we know it or not.
Fashion/Glamour photographers work with teams of stylists and habitually
photograph impossibly beautiful women in world class locations or/and world
class studio strobes or have a command of lighting and location that comes with
constant shooting of mass quantities of film.
Comparing shots of our loved ones even with our Leicas against them is an
awkward proposition. 
Sure you don't think you need to be "slick." But we have this slickness
ingrained in our brains.
Mark Rabiner
forgot to mention world class clothing worn by the models.