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

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Subject: [Leica] Some more 'cutting the edge'
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sat Dec 8 12:47:41 2007
References: <> <0JSP008PBT47BB00@l-daemon> <000001c83981$fbf793d0$6401a8c0@asus930> <> <>

> On Dec 8, 2007, at 10:01 AM, Steve Barbour wrote:
>> photographically, how do you say truly new things,  using old and  
>> accepted  techniques ?

On Dec 8, 2007, at 10:12 AM, Lottermoser George wrote:

> Steve, this question lies at the heart of the thread, which explores  
> in order to discover the answer; not a final answer for all to  
> "believe in;" but an answer for each to discover for themselves.

seems like the real answer lies in seeing differently and expressing  
differently the vision, without resorting to tricks purely  of a  
technical nature...

excuse me as a non artist...without any formal training, for trying to  
express these deep thoughts (for me) to experts...

I perceive that innovative technical tricks often take away from the  
artists vision, rather than adding to it... superficially the tricks  
grab they lead to failure in the long run.

> For me, <> answers  
> this question very well. YMMV. When I first saw his work a number of  
> years ago - I found it quite profound, visually beautiful,  
> expressing the essence of photography, while causing me to think and  
> see in new ways. They speak of humanity and humanity's environments.  
> They speak of photography and its history eloquently.

and I can see why George... but for me this shows us a one trick pony...

if the artists vision is so acute,  why does upside down make it  

or is it only because it is different,  and therefore grabs  


> Regards,
> George Lottermoser
> Picture A Week -

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