Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] David Bailey (slight return)
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 12:11:28 -0800
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S Dimitrov wrote:
> Let's start with the word--garish.
> Slobodan Dimitrov
> Pascal wrote:
> >
> > On 20-03-2002 16:20 S Dimitrov wrote:
> >
> > > I never liked Sieff's 35mm work. It's too grainy for my taste. Also,
> > > his use of negative space, in an image, made it look like he was winging
> > > it, and out of control. In particular, the _european_style of printing that
> > > dominates Sieff's work, I find it visually abrasive.
> >
> > Could you please explain to me what "European style of printing" means?
> >
> > Pascal

I think Sieff's thing was using the 21 Super Angulon on nudes of women
and lingerie..
Me i have problems shooting anything shorter than 90. MAYBE on a good
day a 50.
A 21? Completely insane! Until the day i finally try it perhaps!

I love Sieff's tight grain sharp crisp work. He's won several awards for
that in contrast to his soft subjects.
But what is it with these French guy's fixation with womens rear ends?
I can't make head nor hare out of it!

But I'll take Bailey over Sieff.
I get the impression Bailey is shooting every day. Sieff on weekends.

Mark Rabiner
Portland, Oregon USA
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