Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/10/11

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Subject: [Leica] Desperately seeking Elliot
From: Robert Appleby <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 18:29:20 +0200

Donal quoted
>"I like to take pictures, and I particularily like to take pictures of
>things I like to take pictures of."

Donal, I'd simplify it even further (as a personal credo, only, capisce):

I like to take pictures, and I like to take pictures of things I like.

I was doing a slide show recently of my Dharavi slum stuff, with a mix of
Indian and English audience, and one Englishman in particular asked me why
I want to drag myself through the gutter to take pictures (he was a bit
overboard anyway, as it turned out). But I _like_ it, was the only reply I
could come up with! What could be more interesting!
Unfortunately, and it's what makes me a fair weather photographer rather
than a pro, the corollary in my case is:

I like to take pictures, but I take bad pictures of things that don't turn
me on.

So it goes...
Or in other words:
A picture is a secretion about a secretion. _Now_ tell me I'm not an
intellectual. The New Secretionist.
Robert Appleby
V. Bellentani 36
41100 MO
tel. (+39) 059 303436
mob. (+39) 0348 336 7990