Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] A Manifesto
From: Douglas Cooper <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 13:17:30 -0800

Funny you should say this.  If you look at the fashion pictures, beginning
with the square image of the woman sitting in front of a brick wall, they
were shot with a Rolleiflex purchased on the street for $150; no makeup, no
stylist -- we used the clothes the model was wearing when I met her -- and
it was all processed three blocks away.  I did, however, use expensive
transparency film...

Many of the street photos were developed at the local one-hour place, and
scanned from those prints!

So maybe I should have incorporated some of this into the list.  Except that
I'm in love with my expensive Leica gear.

I'll have a look at your images.

Douglas Cooper

> ant'... to level the playing field, mitigating
> against visual operatics etc. In terms of a CameraDogma I'd say it would be
> truer to the Lars van Trier spirit to insist that all developing be done at
> the corner store, everyone shoot with the cheapest manual camera they owned,
> using widely available (say 200 or 400) color negative film, within one mile
> of their home etc etc. The idea is to send a message that 'you can do this'.

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