Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/05/16

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Subject: [Leica] Sunday stroll
From: jeffmatsler at (Jeff S. Matsler)
Date: Wed May 16 03:43:52 2007
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Philippe's statements captured my sentiments exactly, Walt.  Powerful image 
in number two.

I'm caught on a few levels from this one.  Initially I have that strong 
reaction of indignation.  Something like, "Jesus died so I could sell you 
this trinket."

Then, I'm caught by the seeming poverty that the child must be in the midst 
of to do such a thing in the first place- which is a far more serious issue 
than selling a plastic Jesus at a market.  That situation, of course, is not 
Jesus' doing, but our own.

We'll never know the child's circumstances, but how ironic that life and 
sustenance literally depends upon whether or not you sell one of these.  His 
price provides her next meal.  Literally, Jesus saves.

Again, all the more perverse, because we who are so often indignant are the 
ones benefiting, if even indirectly, from the existence of the poor.  I 
don't want to digress into a soapbox, but these are the feelings which are 
evoked by your image.

This is the kind of image I wish I had captured.  You do it in a way that 
neither exploits nor trivializes.  Well done.

Jeff M

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philippe Amard" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Sunday stroll


>> A bit further away is a bit of old Mexico shot many Domingos past.

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