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Subject: [Leica] photographing the homeless
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:01:20 -0700
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On Jul 12, 2010, at 10:37 AM, Kyle Cassidy wrote:

> It _is_ one of the 10 Commandments of Leica Photography not to photograph 
> homeless people, but there are obvious caveats to that. I do believe that 
> you probably shouldn't be photographing homeless people unless you know 
> their names and you're on the same side of the street as them.
> Omar frequently has something dramatic and pointed to say, which makes him 
> popular, he's also often spectacularly well dressed. I've come to think of 
> him as the Duke of Locust Street where he hangs out, pontificating, 
> drinking, and sometimes yelling at people. I've probably been taking 
> photos of him, off and on, for five or six years. I ran into him yesterday 
> and he said "I'm getting old. I want to live in the suburbs. This might be 
> the last time you see me." He was wearing a Tweetie Bird shirt and had a 
> matching stuffed toy. We shook hands and I thought it would be a little 
> sad if it was, in fact, the last time I saw him. But I ran into him again 
> about three hours later and he was wearing an entirely new wardrobe.
> I shot this with my iLeica.

a fine, moving, thought provoking image Kyle, a little over the top as far 
as the unreal feeling of the color/manipulation technical issues,


> Love to hear your thoughts & opinions on the history of photography & 
> homelessness & what books you like. 
> Ignore incoming calls on your camera,
> Kyle
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