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Subject: [Leica] [Leica}"Digging" now available - BUY THIS BOOK!
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sat Sep 4 06:40:00 2004

Frankly, one of the most fascinating things about looking at Michael's
earlier work, and then seeing this book - which, as Phong noted - but
perhaps not quite as bluntly, shows up all previous "Big Dig" books to
be the colander art they are - is how it displays the evolution and
growth of Michael Hintlian's vision and personal style throughout the
years of the project

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B.D wrote:
> It is an absolute stunner; one of the best photo books I have ever 
> seen. While it does document the work of the men who dug the Big Dig, 
> calling what Michael has produced a "documentary photography" project 
> doesn't begin to do it justice. The photographs that make up digging 
> are truly works of art. In fact, the interplay of shapes, forms, 
> shadows and light; the mastery of composition; the ironic 
> juxtaposition of objects, reminds me of nothing so much as the work of

> HCB.

I absolutely agree.  Very well said, B.D.

For a taste of Michael's work, see:,
with the caveat that the images on the screen don't
do the prints much  justice.

- Phong

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