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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] the one-second test
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 20:56:43 -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.

Johnny Deadman wrote:

> Oh, Martin, Martin, Martin...
>> The
>> Eggelston of the 1910s, in black and white.
> You just said exactly WHY i like them.

<snip>....."bland, banal, and boring."????