Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/02/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Terminal something or other
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 14:07:04 EST

In a message dated 2/1/04 10:58:46 PM, writes:

<< Larry Z. told us that ...
"When I ask my wife" - who, we are told, makes her own oil paint and
brushes - "if she would care to use one of my Leicas to take a picture,
she sniffs "What's the challenge in that? You 
push the button and Kodak does the rest."

Well, I could say something about terminal pretentiousness, but I'll
restrain myself... ;-)

B. D.,

You are reading too much into my post. I never said my wife makes her own 
paints and brushes. She is happy to buy them, thank you. She just feels, as most 
fine artists do, that photography is a mechanical art, with the camera lens 
doing the heavy lifting. Clearly the choice and framing of a subject is the same 
for both media but photographers have the advantage that they do not have to 
spend years in learning the eye/hand coordination necessary to apply paint to 
canvas. True, they have to learn other things - but painters don't concern 
themselves with technology.

Larry Z
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