Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] leica greetings....
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 11:51:30 -0700

Go Get 'em, Ted!

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Grant <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] leica greetings....

> > Kyle Cassidy wrote:
> > >
> > > a while back i was at an Event photographing a politican and at the
> > > photographing the same politician, there's a guy with a contax G2 -- i
> > > assume he's a shooter for some local rag, i'm shooting with my m6 and
> > > diana (don't ask me why). but i see this guy w/ the g2 and i'm like,
> > > another rangefinder dude," so i smile, lift my camera to my eye to
grab a
> > > shot of him and his contax and he puts his hand out in front of my
> > > and says very sternly and matter-of-factly "do not photograph me."
> > >
> > > weird thing for a photojournalist to say in a public place, don't you
> > > think?
> > >
> > ><Snip>
> Mark Rabiner responded:
> > I photographed another photojournalist while out doing my thing and got
a stern
> > note from my editor about it. He had complained to her. She said there
is a rule
> > about photographing other photojournalists. I say they were both full of
> > Anything that walks is fair game as far as I am concerned!>>>>>>
> Mark & Kyle,
> I've been photographing my fellow & fellowette photographers for years
> and recently gave a slide presentation showing how we looked then, in
> between the years and now.
> And all that came of it was a great round of applause, cheers and cat
> calls at the clothing from the  suits, ties and white shirts to the shot
> out of a cannon  sideways with a keg of nails look of the late '60's
> 70's animal look! Even to the more moderate casual look of today.
> And quite frankly if another photographer gave me a hard time about
> taking his picture I'd tell him to kiss my a.....s, grow-up and get
> stuffed!!  Then let him have it with a motor driven burst ! :)
> Unfortunately there are a few who think they're bloody prima donnas and
> no one should take their picture even though they shoot pictures of
> whomever they feel like.  Now if you should run in to one of these types
> merely stand back and shoot your picture.  Particularly if they're
> giving you a hard time when it's a public news event !
> And quite frankly there are no "rules anywhere" that says one
> photographer shouldn't take a picture of another!  And Mark, the editor
> who admonished you for taking another's photo didn't know what the hell
> she was talking about and sure didn't have too many street smarts in the
> news business.
> ted