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I didn't recognize the place and I go there regularly. He does capture a certain quality which reflects an off season feel, or mid-week early afternoon feel. On weekends the place is a circus. Chris Saganich -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Leonard J Kapner Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:28 PM To: 'Leica Users Group' Subject: RE: [Leica] The Barnack Award, or bubble gum photography! Slobodan, I don't know what "bubble gum" photography is, but I find this series of images for the most part rather contrived, dull and uninteresting - a pale imitative reflection of the Arbus photo-documentary approach to subject matter. But, maybe that's how Coney Island comes across to the European observer... Len -- -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Slobodan Dimitrov Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 9:03 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Leica] The Barnack Award, or bubble gum photography! I decided to enter this year's Oskar Barnack Award 2004 competition. I figured what did I have to lose but a little bit of mail cost. It's been an interesting experience, in that it's like throwing something into a big black pit and not hearing when it lands. They finally posted the results on the Leica website, and I have to admit I wasn't disappointed. Most of their past selections have shown a predilection toward a particular style, or mannerism, that is essentially European in execution. http://www.leica-camera.com/kultur/events/wettbewerbe/obp/index_e.html I kept mulling of what it reminded me of, when it dawned on me where I've seen the like of it before. In this case, more like where I've heard it before, as the term bubble gum popped into my brain. I guess that this is their way of going after the youth market, by selecting what is essentially 70's retro imagery. In other words bubble gum photography. S. Dimitrov _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information ===================================================================== Please note that this e-mail and any files transmitted with it may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this communication or any of its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message and deleting this message, any attachments, and all copies and backups from your computer.