Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] An evening with James Nachtwey
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 17:11:54 +0100

I agree with you about the size of Inferno - it is really very difficult to
'see' the whole picture.


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2000 4:05 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] An evening with James Nachtwey

> BTW, whoever
> posted a comment saying that Inferno is too large - I got a look at the
> Newton book complete with coffee table - now THAT is a stupid idea.
> Julian
> ----- Original Message -----
> ...It was my comment, Julian...I'm of mixed minds about it...on the one
> hand, the photos do have enormous impact so large, and you can't just flip
> the pages and not see the images...On the other hand, I wanted to push the
> book back, or hang it on a wall so I could step back and see the images
> a greater distance...I'd rather focus on the whole image with my eyes at
> once, and not jump from grain to grain..:-)...I think that some times
> smaller books and photos can have greater impact than large ones, because
> they draw the viewer in, forcing you to really LOOK at the photos...
> And as to Newton...That thing is really a sad joke....
> B.D.