Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/17

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Subject: [Leica] Arbus
From: philippe.amard at (Philippe AMARD)
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 09:50:07 +0200
References: <17248FBB73F2415394F52A285C22FECD@Family> <>

 A l i c e    is an anagram of    L e i c a
as some of you may have noticed.

I haven't found anything like it with other brands, yet.
And can't make anything with AG either.

Thanks for the link

Tina Manley wrote:

> At 07:50 PM 5/16/2009, you wrote:
>> Anybody seen Fur??  It's the imaginary biography of Diane Arbus 
>> starring Nicole Kidman. Should I look out for an imaginary Leica?
>> Douglas
> Probably not:
> "Diane made another profound change with her camera. Previously, she 
> had been using a Leica, which is a 35-millimeter camera. When used 
> with the popular films, the pictures often exhibit a significant 
> amount of grain. The visual perspective is that the grain slightly 
> obscures the image. To Diane, grain was another version of a mask and 
> undesirable. So she switched to a rollei medium format camera that 
> offered two advantages. The camera provided sharper prints and less 
> grain. In following her thread on realty, I believe that Diane wanted 
> to remove any barrier that separating the film from the soul of her 
> subject. In addition, the camera also had the ergonomic location 
> advantage of being held at waist level. So, Diane was able to maintain 
> a better connection with her subjects."
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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In reply to: Message from imra at (Douglas Barry) ([Leica] Arbus)
Message from images at (Tina Manley) ([Leica] Arbus)