Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Eric's response to Mark R.
From: "lea" <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 12:26:59 -0600
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I can only speak for myself but I assure you my work with Lauren is serious
photography. Sally Mann's work with her children is serious photography. Who
the heck is the woman who puts her own self in every image (I forget her
name)? Her work is serious photography.

Chronicalling life IS serious photography.

You intimate in your last sentence that somehow shooting family isn't
serious work. I'd take all my licensed, 'serious' images (yes, the ones that
pay my bills) and burn them if it meant I'd never lose the images I've shot
of my family.

That's how 'serious' I am about them.

One of the things I've always loved about art is the freedom inherent in in you are 'free' to create, capture, save, shoot, paint,
dance, write, notate whatever the heck you want. One of the things I've
always hated about art is the fact that as soon as someone steps up to the
plate to make art, someone is standing there waiting to say it was done with
poor lighting, bad vision, icky subject matter, or any of another billion
nit-picky wrongs.

Creation just isn't right or wrong. There are no rules...except
those you impose on yourself.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Rabiner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Eric's PAW

: I find it very interesting that my to me that my seemingly obvious idea
: that maybe we should occasionally try to go beyond our family
: photography is shot down by everyone including Henning and Ted and other
: pros and serious photographers.
: And one single person comes to the support of the idea! Not one!
: I thought i had some clue as to what the hell is going on but maybe i
: I somehow got the illusion that most of us here on the LUG strive for
: something that somehow headed in the direction of something resembling
: occasional serious photography. And that such an endeavor was to be
: Mark Rabiner
: Portland, Oregon USA
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