Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/08

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Subject: [Leica] Some more 'cutting the edge'
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Sat Dec 8 11:01:31 2007
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In my experience most folks who "make art" (of whatever caliber in  
whatever medium) do it out of an inner drive. So it begins with the  
maker (sender) feeling a need to express something in some medium and  
form. Someone then reads the poem, hears the music, or views the  
photograph and they experience some feeling (perhaps even repugnant).  
This forms the basic relationship of the creator and the experiencer  
of the creation - a fairly pure relationship.

When the viewer feels a need to comment on their experience we enter  
the world of criticism (whether positive or negative). This begins to  
muddy the pure relationship of creator and experiencer; and becomes  
increasingly complex when the "critic" decides to earn a living by  
their judgments.

When the viewer feels a need to own the creation, or a facsimile of  
it, we enter the world of commerce; where we then add to the mix  
"value" and "popularity;" which further muddies the original  
relationship between creator and experiencer.

When the layers between creator and experiencer increase to merchants  
(galleries, venues, periodical publishers), historians, museums, and  
the like - well - things have become a bit muddied. ;~)

I think many of us appreciate the LUG as a fairly pure relationship  
between folks driven to create still images (for whatever reason) and  
experiencers of those images.

George Lottermoser
Picture A Week -

On Dec 8, 2007, at 12:18 PM, Philippe Orlent wrote:

> For the sender of the receiver? Or for both?

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