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Subject: [Leica] Photos updated...
From: simon.ogilvie at (Simon Ogilvie)
Date: Thu Mar 24 11:15:55 2005
References: <r02010500-1038-3DD11BE29BDA11D98A3C000A957A8242@> <003801c52fec$0ac3ab30$>

If Ken were to do this it would result in a very different, and I
would argue, less interesting set of photos.  Part of the reason his
current set of pictures works the way it does is because he is
familiar and respected amongst the people he photographs and they are
so used to his camera that they ignore him.  If he were to go
elsewhere he would be a stranger which would result in a more
defensive response to his pointing a camera in the faces of the people

I am the "regular" photographer at my church and the people there are
so used to me now that they generally ignore me too.  That gives me
much greater scope for natural and candid photos than I would get


On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 16:05:28 -0500, B. D. Colen <> 
> Ah, but Ken, I just noticed that you are the pastor and this is your
> church...If you were in my class, I wouldn't let you do the project. ;-)
> I tell my students that I don't want them doing a documentary project
> whose subject is a group or program that they are part of. I'd tell you
> to go do another congregation, because that way you could use your
> special knowledge of congregations to bear on a congregation you weren't
> involved with - and you'd be likely to see and photograph things that no
> member of what congregation would ever notice, things you would be
> unlikely to notice, and photograph, in your own congregation.
> But, hey, that's class - you're out there in the real world - so keep
> shooting. :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Kenneth Frazier
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 3:29 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: RE: [Leica] Photos updated...
> (B. D. Colen) wrote:
> >But just looking at these as shots of gathered
> >people, they're quite strong.
> >
> >B. D.
> Thanks much, B. D.  It's taken a while for folks to get used to seeing
> me wander around with a they ignore me, and that's what I
> wanted.  My collection of negatives is growing, and I hope to expand the
> themes considerably as time goes on.
> One of my parishioners who's an art designer put up a recent display of
> some of the better prints, in our Parish Hall.  It has proven to be a
> great ice-breaker at our gatherings.
> And, besides all that, it sure is fun!
> Ken
> --
> The Rev. Kenneth Frazier
> Norfield Congregational Church
> CT Conference, United Church of Christ
> Weston, CT  USA
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