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The thought occurred to me that most of the text, for example, "But what was once a sophisticated stretch to stroll along and amuse oneself, has, over recent decades, turned into a rather shabby place covered in weeds and rust," is totally wrong for the present, but correct for the 70's and 80's. I can only conclude this is some attempt to show the decline of American culture and civilization, from a European perspective. I don't blame them one bit. Chris Saganich -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Adam Bridge Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 1:39 PM To: Leica Users Group Subject: Re: [Leica] The Barnack Award, or bubble gum photography! I admit that after looking through the images - and they aren't big enough to really see - I found nothing that attracted me. "Not in the audience" I guess. I don't know why this images, which feel cold and distant, should be of value unless those who view them believe they stand above and beyond their subjects with a certain kind of cool hauteur. Oh well. I didn't go to art school. What do I know? Adam On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 09:03:13 -0700, Slobodan Dimitrov <email@example.com> wrote: > 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.