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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Photo books under the tree?
From: Alastair Firkin <>
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 08:53:48 +1100
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>I can think of almost no great writer, who has produced great photographs on
>a par with their writings (even GBS...). Nor have I come across a great
>photographer whose writing comes closer to their photographic work, in terms
>of genius.
>There are plenty of mediocre and mid level writers and photographers out
>there, but that's not what I'm talking about.
>Pick whichever photographer or writers you like - Penn, Eggleston, HCB,
>Koudleka, Haas, Evans, Adams.. etc etc. None of them can write like they can
>I'm closed to convinced that both skills in equal levels are almost never
>found together

Lewis Caroll's images of children have something of the resonance of his books

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Alastair Firkin

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