Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Alfie's January 26th PAW...BD
From: Feliciano di Giorgio <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 09:57:27 -0800
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> >If I have any complaints about the PAW it is summed up in this extraction
> >from B.D.'s post to Alfie regarding his post for the week.
> >
> >First of all, Alfie can post whatever the hell he wants. And who is B.D. to
> >say Alfie didn't give a heck of a lot of thought to this image even before
> >he posted it? Who made B.D. the judge-god-almighty of what should and
> >shouldn't get posted to a PAW?
> >
> >B.D. goes further in his mean-spirited (I can't help but think he thought it
> >might be interpreted as mean spirited since he writes << I don't want to be
> >mean - honest - >>) letter to say Alfie is shooting like a child with
> >his/her first camera in that Alfie is shooting everything in sight. So the
> >hell what????? How do you think a person is supposed to learn? I'm more than
> >certain that HCB, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans and all the others didn't start
> >out shooting masterpieces when they first pulled their cameras out of the
> >box. Photography is art and becoming good at it takes time...and practice.
> >Why in the world would a fellow photographer begrudge another the right to
> >shoot (and POST) whatever in the world he/she wants.
> >
> >I am appalled.
> >Lea

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