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Subject: [Leica] The Family of Man II
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Wed Dec 3 14:46:06 2008
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Howard, I'm not sure that everything in SKL's in tray would have been passed
on to the current office holder!
Maybe try again with Dr Kaufmann. One approach might be, "Oh the last guy
said that Leica shouldn't support this!"
"Did he now, well we'll just see about that!"
On the other hand, if you mention that SKL was your friend...... 
I'm really surprised that LFI didn't take it up though. Like the ThumbsUp,
Streetshooter, and some books that are offered now.

Pick up your camera and make the best photo you can.

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Subject: [Leica] The Family of Man II

> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 07:55:00 +0100
> From: Nathan Wajsman <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] The Family of Man II on a Spanish Newspaper
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> This is excellent, LLuis, although it would have been nice if the 
> article talked a bit more about the book as such and not just one 
> particular photo. But better than nothing!
> As for LFI and Leica, I think Alastair tried to get them interested in 
> some way but with no luck. I guess their marketing department was busy 
> dreaming up new Special Editions at the time.
> Saludos,
> Nathan

Hi Nathan,
I approached Stephen Lee about FOM II and introduced Alastair to him.
Alastair made a presentation about it to Stephen and then nothing happened.
I wrote to Stephen pointing out that the photographs in the foyer of the
Solms office did not emphasize the image quality that Leica lenses were
capable of producing.
(They were in fact out of focus grainy swirls of sh*t). Stephen did find the
time to write back to me that it was Leica policy to allow creative vision
to the photographers they worked with. But there was never any response to
Alastair's presentation.
Very strange in my opinion.
Keep those Alicante pictures coming by the way.

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