Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Aussie bits and pieces.
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 15:11:41 -0800

Hi Rob,

I'm not 10% of the photographer you are but here my reaction.  Maybe you 
can take it as the 'know-nothing guy on the street opinion'...;->

I was pretty ambivalent about the first 6.  Frankly, this is your own 
fault.  The reason being, your portraits are just too damn good!  I was 
expecting something as instantly visually arresting as your people 
shots.  The seventh (the window) held me for a bit because I can't help 
myself with graphic/geometric stuff.  The final shot of the padlock, I've 
gone back to several times over the course of the day.

I know I'm wringing a quart out of a damp towel but the shape of the 
padlock as a big "Y" draws me in as a geometric device then as a 
representation of "Yes".  However, the fact that the "Yes" is also the very 
object keeping me outside the damn door makes me frustrated and more 
curious about the other side.  I really dig it.

BTW, if you weren't in Aus, I pay your rate plus a supply of you favorite 
beverage for a commission of my kids.  I've shelled out some pretty serious 
dough over the last few years for 'environmental portraits' and the results 
are floormats compared to yours (except for the fact that my kids are in them).



At 06:17 PM 11/1/2002 +1000, you wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>As a portrait photographer trying to scratch out a living, I rarely take
>the time to do any pics for myself, but on a recent trip out west and
>another to Sydney I made the effort and exposed a few rolls for myself.
>These shots are unusual for a number of reasons.
>1. They are colour,
>2. I used tranny for most of them,
>3. there are no people in them
>Since this is a radical departure from my comfort zone, I would really
>appreciate some critiques, good or bad.
>Sorry I haven't filled in any form requesting criticism. Hope you will
>do so anyway.
>Rob Heyman M.Photog
>32 Binyara Street
>CHAPEL HILL   Qld   4069
>Ph   07 3878 3884  fax 07 3378 6639
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