Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/26

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Subject: [Leica] photo criticism...
From: "Steve Barbour" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:42:45 -0700
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> I have a good friend who has been selling fine art photography to the
> public for 25 years (25th anniversary this year.)
> Go have a look...
> Every time I go over to his house, I look at his new photographs for
> sharpness, which lens is used, which film, everything but the photograph
> itself. Then I finally back up and switch out of the photographer mode,
> look at the photograph for it's real purpose. Would I buy it or not.

These images are technical gems... but it is easy to see why you tend to
focus on the technical details...I believe that is so because the
photographer focussed on the technical details,  even to the detiment of the
image/the content itself.

Sorry to say,   many of these pictures are very pretty,  but are over
"produced", weakening the power of the  image, in my opinion.

Is that your conclusion as well Jim , or do I misinterpret.  ?   Steve

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