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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] the one-second test
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 20:39:21 -0500

on 1/26/01 6:38 PM, Martin Howard at wrote:

> I realize I'm going to get thoroughly publically roasted for admitting this
> -- especially by Johnny Deadman -- but I don't think Atget's photos do work.
> They only work because they are a historical record, because we recognize
> significance as a result of subsequent social change, but as photographs in
> their own right, I find many of them quite bland, banal, and boring.

Oh, Martin, Martin, Martin...

> The
> Eggelston of the 1910s, in black and white.

You just said exactly WHY i like them.

- -- 
Johnny Deadman