Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] print pricing
From: Ray Moth <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 20:37:38 -0800 (PST)

B. D. wrote: 
I certainly won't accuse you of being a Philistine, but I will 
certainly say, "you can't be serious."

Certainly we all learn from seeing, observing, studying, the work of
others. But is our goal really to see something we like and go ape it -
or do "better?"

The only thing that keeps me from spending money for prints of certain
photographs by photographers whose work I admire is the price tag - I 
am more in need of money for film, processing, promotion, and equipment
than I am in need of a work of art for the wall. But then I don't have
the house filled with my own photos on the walls either....
Well, I am serious. After all, my hobby is photgraphy, not collecting
prints. And it's not that I want to ape the works of the gifted photogs
that I'm fortunate enough to see exhibited, I just try to learn from
their examples. Then, one day, I might be fortunate enough to make good
prints of my own. This may be a vain hope, of course - maybe I'm not
capable of it. But one thing's for sure: if I can learn to play my part
properly, my Leica won't diasappoint me!



"The trouble with resisting temptation is
 you never know when you'll get another chance!"

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