Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Baby Photos
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 13:42:49 -0500
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> So what is photography worth ? For just memorising unimportant moments ?
> I must say I disagree with you Sal .
> Think about the pleasure for your 20 years old kid to get a ( good ) picture
> of him
> taken a few seconds after birth !
> Chears
> Jo Goodtimes , France .
> airborne radar tech
> live free or die

No, Jo, it's not just for memorizing unimportant events. But...One isn't
in the delivery room as a photographer - hopefully - one is in the
delivery room as a support person for one's spouse. One is hopefully
concentrating on helping her to the extent that one can't really even
think about taking photos until the little nipper is delivered. Sure,
you can get a few shots of the new arrival. But if you really want the
event documented, you want someone uninvolved to do the documenting.

And as to that 20-year-old...Do you have one? I have a couple and I know
they think the whole idea that photos exist of them moments after birth
is pretty appalling to them. Maybe when they're 40...;-)

B. D.

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