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Subject: [Leica] Paw 6 pictures from Iran
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Thu Mar 13 07:25:47 2008

Hi Michiel,

Thanks as I've had another offer to go to Afghanistan to do a photo
documentary on our medical military teams there. The 3rd offer. But she who
must be obeyed has made a counter offer very clearly and precise! "Never
mind going you silly old fart! When are you going to get it through your
head "YOU ARE TOO OLD FOR THESE ADVENTRES TODAY!" :-( Followed in an ice
cold cutting quiet fashion."I'll save you the travel trip and kill you here
first and save time!" :-) Seems like an offer I need pay attention to. :-)




-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Michiel
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:03 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Paw 6 pictures from Iran


Hi Ted,


According to Platoali it is most of the times oke to take pictures. You 

should be more careful with heavily veiled women. Most women wear a 

scarf because they have to, not because they want to. These women only 

wear a fashionable scarf loosely.

It also seems that it is easier for tourists to take pictures because 

the people know you'r not someone from the police.

Without Platoli i was quit careful. especially because I don't know the 

language. With him I was much more confident taking picture because he 

speaks the language and him being a photographer also could much better 

sense if it was oke to photograph or not.

In one week i only encountered one man who didn't want to be 

photographed but three times it was forbidden because the premises I 

wanted to take a picture of was military or a minestery. On the Jomeh 

bazaar we needed a permit but because I was a tourist it was alowed to 

take a few.

In the end it was more relaxed than I expected.


Thanks for looking,


Michiel Fokkema


Ted Grant wrote:

> Michiel Fokkema showed:


>> This took some time but at last I have my pictures from the week in Iran

> online. Most pictures are made on the day Platoali from the LUG guided me

> through town. I'm very grateful he made time for this. It is very good to

> experience that through the LUG we have friends all over the world.


>> The pictures are here:




> Hi Michiel,


> Certainly a different peaceful view of Iran than those showing Canadian

> soldiers fighting against the Taliban to uphold the freedom the Iranians

> enjoy to some degree. 


> I wondered if under the rule of the Taliban could you roam so freely

> pictures?


> Did you encounter anything of this anti- photographer nature?


> ted



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