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Subject: [Leica] Re: Steve McCurry
From: afirkin at (
Date: Sun Mar 16 21:09:11 2008

Duane, why do they stop you flying first class? All you usually have to do 
is sell the wife and kids ;-) I find economy one way to pay for a new lens!!!


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From: "Duane Birkey" <>
To: <>
Subject: [Leica] Re: Steve McCurry
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 22:06:14 -0600

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 

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