Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/01/30

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Subject: [Leica] Mental Illness documentary project/Human Traffic/Kites
From: John Brownlow <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 18:10:32 +0000

Sorry to bombard y'all but I've had a busy weekend. I have just put up a
documentary project I did about mental illness, titled MUNSTER ROAD
(honestly, that was the name of the place) and invite you to pay a visit.

For the leicanuts, all of the pictures were shot using a Leica M3 fitted
with the very wonderful and underrated (and cheap) 50s vintage Canon 28/2.8
LTM lens, which has a marvellously gentle softness wide open, rather like
the 35/1.4 Summilux but less extreme.

These pictures actually won some kind of prize, but I honestly can't
remember what. I think maybe it was the annual South Bank Photo competition
or something. I've written a little bit about this project to go with the

The URL is:

Also, for those of you who've enjoyed the Human Traffic project, I have put
up another fifty or so pictures (!), and split the site into four portfolios
for ease of viewing.

The URL for this is:

Finally, I spent the afternoon on Kite Hill on Hampstead Heath, where a gale
was blowing and a lot of people were trying unsuccessfully to keep their
feet while flying kites. It was extremely funny, and I was glad I had my
camera with me, even if a tight self-loaded roll snapped in the camera
(ack!), and the dog got irritated with me not throwing her frisbee. Anyway,
I just wondered if anyone else here has had fun photographing folks flying

Over & out!

- -- 
John Brownlow