Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Changing face of photoraphy
From: chandos at (Chandos Michael Brown)
Date: Fri Mar 4 20:26:52 2005

Am I the only one who is uncomfortable with the photography as "sniping"
metaphor?  I don't see making images as a form of violent aggression or
predation, though I have struggled with the latter sufficiently to
rethink my position on the sort of photography I did in the Green Leafe.

I suppose that the fact we are a nation at war and that real snipers are
killing real people (on both sides) as I write this gives me pause when
I think about what I'm doing when I put eye to viewfinder, and the last
thing that I want to equate it with is the extinction of life.

Words matter-and I find this particular way of thinking and talking
about the act of photography exceedingly distasteful.

Small wonder so few women frequent the lug, what with all this
testosteronic posturing.


Replies: Reply from abridge at (Adam Bridge) ([Leica] Re: Changing face of photoraphy)
In reply to: Message from MEB at (Michael Eric Berube) ([Leica] Re: Changing face of photoraphy)