Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/16

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Steve McCurry
From: dbirkey at (Duane Birkey)
Date: Sun Mar 16 21:06:18 2008
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I met Steve McCurry briefly at the Delhi Airport...   We were on the same 
flight to Heathrow...  I saw him standing a ways behind me in the security 
line... and was pretty certain it was him...  So I waited for him down by 
the gate and as he approached, I went up to him and asked if I could shake 
his hand.
He looked at me rather puzzled and asked, "Why?"  I replied, "You are Steve 
McCurry, aren't you"
And then he grabbed my hand and very enthusiastically shook it while saying 
with even more enthusiasm, "Yes I am !!!"
We talked for a couple of minutes, he had a massive Nikon lens that needed 
to be repaired, so he was heading back to NY.... He really seems to be a 
nice guy...  And I really do love his work as overall, it's quite stunning.
I have to laugh though, as he is much shorter than I expected....
Duane (Wish I could fly first class like Steve McCurry) Birkey