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Subject: Re: [Leica] A nice experience
From: Alastair Firkin <>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 19:05:43 +1000
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>As you may remember, I spent a lot of time during June's football World
>Cup in Zurich's immigrant neighbourhood, taking pictures of Brazilian,
>Croation and Turkish fans as they celebrated their teams. Before one of
>Brazil's games (the semifinal, I think) I came across these three women
>outside a clothing shop and asked to take a couple of pictures of them:
>The lady on the left is the owner of the shop, and she told me that the
>old lady was her mother and that it was the mother's birthday that day.
>So I took another photo of the old lady alone:
>I was pleased with the images but they did not make the cut to the PAW.
>However, yesterday, I took a couple of A4 prints down to the shop and
>gave them to the owner. She was so absolutely thrilled, it was
>fantastic. We chatted for 1/2 hour, and I have certainly made a new
>friend. It really felt good to please someone else by doing something
>that I love to do anyway.

nice experience and nice story: it "proves" that you can "ask" 
permission to photograph people, if you can overcome your "shyness", 
and if you follow up with prints, then you spread the word that not 
all photographers are "evil".

Cheers and here's luck
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Alastair Firkin

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