Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/24

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Two weddings and a few portraits.
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 13:17:10 -0500

How do we know that's what Smith's picture is, John? What do we really
know about it other than, like not a little of Smith's work, it was set

BTW - I am NOT trying to start an argument here - just ask a question,
as you make a statement about the purpose of the photo, but then give
what you acknowledge to be a personal observation about what it implies.

B. D.

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Two weddings and a few portraits.

I find the work well realized but sentimental and romantic. Whether 
that is good or bad or indifferent depends on your viewpoint. Smith's 
picture has neither of those attributes. The Walk to Paradise Garden is 
a desperate longing for sanity and normality after the horrors of war. 
To me it seems to imply that the photographer can never follow his 
children, never return to innocence and peace.

John Collier

On Sunday, November 24, 2002, at 10:33 AM, Daniel Ridings wrote:

> I liked the little girl going up the hill/steps in the woods. Reminds
> one
> of the W.E. Smith picture of his two children.

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