Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/02/21

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Subject: [Leica] new series: americans and their firearms
From: philippe.orlent at (Philippe Orlent)
Date: Tue Feb 21 11:41:11 2006
References: <007c01c63687$efe365a0$6401a8c0@milla> <00db01c63712$ba766c60$91cb9253@Korhonen>

Great idea! And if you keep up this level of deceivingly enchanting  
photography, this could turn out to be a real pamphlet against  
universally allowing weapons.
That's how I look at it, anyway.
And I know I should duck now...
Thanks for showing,

Op 21-feb-06, om 19:08 heeft Raimo K het volgende geschreven:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "kyle cassidy"  
> <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 3:41 AM
> Subject: [Leica] new series: americans and their firearms
>> Last week I was staggering home from the local watering hole,  
>> content in that I'd started a bar fight between a group of hippies  
>> and some mennonites and gotten myself out unscathed and in  
>> posession of a bottle of scotch that I hadn't paid for, when i  
>> stumbled on a crack in the sidewalk and found myself up-ended on  
>> the curb. A large, white 1972 hard top Cadillac Coupe de Ville  
>> (the two door model) with a big silver hood scoop on the front  
>> broke most of my fall and eased me to the Earth where I was  
>> considering staying for a while while I regained some sense of  
>> balance. As I lay there, a window opened on the second floor of  
>> the house in front of me and a little old lady -- maybe 75 or 80  
>> with a bun of silver grey hair and a black and fuscha house coat  
>> stuck her head out the window, brandishing a large silver handgun  
>> and shouting at me to get off of her car before she aerated me  
>> like a lawn. Rightly motivated I stumbled to my feet while she  
>> fired a warning shot into the trees. I had sobered up quite a bit  
>> and took the remaining blocks to consider that it would be a Right  
>> Neat project to do a series of portraits of American gun owners,  
>> with their guns, in their houses. Something that my old mentor  
>> [name redacted] might even approve of. I dusted off the old 6x6,  
>> packed a lunch and some bullets, and went off in search of  
>> America. My goal is to do one a week until someone gives me a show  
>> at the Whitney.
>> In any event, here's the first in a series:
>> _______________________________________________
>> Leica Users Group.
>> See for more information

Replies: Reply from langeratcarleton at (Mark Langer) ([Leica] new series: americans and their firearms)
In reply to: Message from kcassidy at (kyle cassidy) ([Leica] new series: americans and their firearms)
Message from raimo.m.korhonen at (Raimo K) ([Leica] new series: americans and their firearms)