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Subject: [Leica] There's A Lot More to Surrealism than Melting Watches
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed May 12 14:21:12 2004

On 5/12/04 12:03 PM, "" <>

> Which part do you not understand, surrealist or photographer?
>          Buzz Hausner

Both terms I've run into once or twice before as I was an Art Photography
Major in college.
I just didn?t think they'd go together as how would you do surrealist
photography by shooting though melted Plexiglas?
I can shoot a pocket watch with an extreme wide angle lens but I somehow
cant get that wraparound effect!

A five paragraph conflicting explanations of the surrealist photography
movement in the book I happen to be reading right now by Gilles Mora called
"Photospeak" (translated from the French) would seem to embrace just about
anything. Straightforward or Manipulated. Just tie it in with that new
buzzword: (The) Unconscious.

He lists photographers which would not obviously have anything in common
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Herbert Bayer, Ruth Bernhard, Brassa?, Lee Miller, Man
Ray, Frederick Sommer, Kansuke Yamamoto.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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