Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/22

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Subject: [Leica] Tina Manely Photos.....
From: "kididdoc" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 12:54:44 -0700
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Tina... I find your photos wonderful...aside from their wonderful technical
finish...I appreciate that they radiate an especially  intense
humanity......... thanks....

Steve Barbour....( I am a physician, children's specialist, and sometimes a
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Tina Manley" <images@InfoAve.Net>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 5:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Kenya Photos

> Hi, Peter -
> Thanks for your comments.  In the case of the Central America photos, I
> live with the families for several days.  They eventually get used to my
> photographing absolutely everything (at first they think it is hilarious)
> and go about their business and lives forgetting that I'm there.  I
> to them that I am not a guest and would like to be "invisible", otherwise,
> they would spend all of their time trying to take care of and entertain
> me.  I try to be very quiet and not draw attention to myself. I didn't
> time to do that in Kenya, but I did talk to the families about their
> animals.  They all wanted me to take photographs of their goat or cow and
> send the photographs back to them, which I will do.  They are very proud
> their animals and children, which are their total wealth.
> Thanks to a LUGnut, I was able to take 100 syringes to Kenya to donate to
> an AIDS prevention clinic.  They were very grateful to get them.  AIDS is
> tremendous problem in all of Africa and they need all of the help they can
> Leically,
> Tina
> Tina Manley, ASMP
> At 10:00 PM 1/21/01 -0800, you wrote:
> >Beautiful work as always, Tina.  You have such a knack for conveying the
> >humanity and soul of your subjects.
> >
> >I'm curious--how do you generally work with your subjects?  Apart from
> >posed "portraits," my guess is that you get people comfortable with your
> >presence until they stop acting like a photographer is around.  Some of
> >your Nicaragua photos look like they could only have been taken by a
> >member of the family.
> >
> >Anyway, however you do it, the results are wonderful.
> >
> >The Kenya photos appeared at an opportune time for me.  I just configured
> >and sent several computers to Zimbabwe for some health researchers who
> >going there on an AIDS prevention/research project. so my thoughts are in
> >that part of the world right now.  Along with a shirt button that popped
> >off and must have ended up in one of the boxes.
> >
> >--Peter Klein
> >Seattle, WA

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