Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/04

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Subject: [Leica] image making with calligraphy
From: philippe.orlent at (Philippe Orlent)
Date: Thu Jan 4 12:07:07 2007
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For the complete nitwit that I calligraphically am: beautiful work  
that each time gets better, Richard.

Thanks for showing,

Op 4-jan-07, om 09:40 heeft Richard het volgende geschreven:

> George, thank you for your encouragement. Do you have any  
> calligraphy or similar images you have done that you are willing to  
> share? Would love to see some. I set up a blog on the images:  
> At first I wasn't too sure about doing this sort of stuff (recall  
> that I am generally a no-photoshopping type of person), but I think  
> these images look nice and have good possibilities. They are also  
> fairly unique, leveraging some of my strength...
> Thanks again.
> At 10:11 AM 1/3/2007, Lottermoser George wrote:
>> As a fellow calligrapher/photographer I'm very interested in the work
>> you're doing with this combination. I've dabbled in similar efforts.
>> I believe that these two are an improvement over those where the
>> calligraphy was not integrated with the images. I also have the
>> feeling that if the calligraphy were tweaked in terms of size and
>> placement (for my taste moved a bit further into the frame) they
>> would come together a bit better. The tradition that you're
>> referencing with this work finds a level of compositional perfection
>> which often staggers one's perception. And to imagine that the
>> masters accomplished this with inked brush in hand, unable to move
>> things about to get it right - well - you know.
> // richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly,  
> please use richard at
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