Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/06/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] HCB Did It All First
From: "Buzz Hausner" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 07:30:45 -0400

Slobodan, your hubris is absolutely breathtaking.  I for one can say
that you have missed much in Cartier-Bresson's "presentation, style,
content, analysis, whatever..." or else I have to assume that your
ability to see is severely limited.  Another possibility is that you
enjoy taking stands which you know to be provocative, but it seems to be
in this case that deep down you are really very shallow.

	Buzz Hausner

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Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] HCB Did It All First

I wouldn't go so far that he originated the visual syntax for 35mm. I
think a little jaunt down history's memory lane could just show other
wise. I look at a lot of work, in the original as often as possible, and
no I can't say that I missed much in his presentation, style, content
analysis, what ever....
But then, this all rather subjective. For myself, I get considerably
more from being in the presence of the portraiture of the Roman Republic
than from HCB.
Slobodan Dimitrov

Buzz Hausner wrote:
> You have got to be joking, Slobodan!  What is in the work of H.C.-B.
> the origination of the entire vocabulary of 35mm photography!
> Definitely NOT a one trick pony and I have to think that anyone who
> views the body of H.C.-B.'s work as such is unable or unwilling to
> below the surface of what he sees!
>         Buzz

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