Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/27

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Photo books under the tree?
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 09:44:49 -0500

Gene Richards is an excellent example of someone who is an outstanding
photographer and a very strong writer. The interesting thing is that he
is extremely insecure about his writing, and is convinced that he is not
very good at it.. :-)

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[] On Behalf Of Daniel
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 2:46 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Photo books under the tree?

> BTW, I find it very hard to think of examples of really good, world 
> class photographers (be it photojournalism, landscape, art photography

> or whatever), who's writing carries the same magic as their 
> photography (and vice versa). They may be good writers, but it isn't 
> as good as their photography is.

I think Eugene Richards is an example. His writing is different, but so
are his photographs. Ok, he doesn't write the American novel, but I
enjoy his choice of words and find myself "reading" through his book (I
only have one) as often as I page through looking at the photographs.

> There are plenty of mediocre and mid level writers and photographers 
> out there, but that's not what I'm talking about.

True, the great ones are few and far between. That being the case, the
ones who are great at both are going to be fewer and further between.
Perhaps we just haven't waited long enough. It's a young field :)


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