Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/08/19

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Subject: [Leica] 'Leica Hands" inspired photos
From: "Andrew Amundsen" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 10:29:25 -0700

I've just started a project shooting some classic cameras begining with 
the Voigtlander Vitessa. These shots reminded me of the "Leica Hands" ad
series currently running so I thought I'd share them. Shot on Fuji
Reala, scanned from print, removed background and model's color, then
toned in Photoshop, leaving only the hands and camera in color.

The Vitessa is not only a fun camera to shoot with IT's fun TO shoot!
All the different possibilities for hand positions! I found out, with my
small handed model, the tall comi-plunger film advance was nearly
impossible for her to reach at eye level. So I had her shoot one of me
waving HI, as I call the distinctive hold for the camera! (She didn't do
too bad, but ignored the backdrop, so I blacked out the background).

I'll now probabally fall into the catagory of 'Camera shooter' but what
can you say, commercial photographers love objects! I intend to continue
the series at a later date, these were some 'tests'.

Thanks for looking, Andrew Amundsen

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