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Subject: [Leica] Salgado now great image/camera ?
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 07:53:21 +0530
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I am with HCB on the latter point. Though Adams' iconic vision looks
great, it also looks bare, emotionless and to a point a little sterile
- that those vast swathes of land have no living creature in them at
all....(I have four of Alan Ross' prints of AA negatives, and they
really glow - but I would not buy more)

For a modern equivalent for using unusual equipment, there is Nick
Brandt, who shoots African wildlife close up, and in black & white
with a Pentax 6x7 - . These things are
generally the exception rather than the rule. Each one chooses the
tools for the job at hand depending on how he conceptualizes and
visualizes it, and these things will differ from person to person.
What I think is more important, is that the photographer is one with
his camera, working on pure instinct.

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:18 AM, wildlightphoto at
<wildlightphoto at> wrote:
> George Lottermoser wrote:
> Paul strand could have chosen a rollei, or whatever
> he chose an 8x10 camera with a prism on the lens
> for his street work in Egypt.
> That work looks the way it does
> because of the man and his choice.
> <<<
> And Eliot Porter used a 4x5 view camera for his photos of wild birds.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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