Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/14

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Subject: [Leica] ELECTONIX REDUX
From: "Don Dory" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 10:31:41 -0400

One of the powers of photography, at least before everyone realized that
photographs can be manipulated, is that the pictures are a reasonably
accurate portrayal of something that actually was/is.  I may not like what
is in front of my eyes but I can't say it wasn't really there.  What Frank,
Arbus, Mark, Weegee, Smith, and all the others presented to us was real.
The point is that what they saw did/does exist.  Denial doesn't get any of
us anywhere.  That another's experience is not our experience is always the
case. Even within families, siblings stories of growing up can be extremely
different.  This diversity is what makes life so much fun.

So, lets communicate our individual realities and accept that others see the
world differently.  Another's reality usually isn't wrong, it's just not our

I'm going to pick up my Leica and start a project that I've procrastinated
on for a while.  The neighborhood barber is an institution and will not long
be in this world.  I think his world should be documented as he has meant so
much to so many people.


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