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Subject: [Leica] IMG: As Dr. Ted Says, "See it, Shoot It"
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 22:14:22 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 5 Jan 2011  "Jim Nichols" <jhnichols at> wrote:

>Hi Alan, 

>A very worthwhile effort.  I like the Maestro image the best.  I have seen 
>many photos of Schermerhorn from his work in Nashville, and yours is by far 
>the best I have seen.  Of course, you had the advantage of catching him a 
>little younger than most. 

>Jim Nichols 
>Tullahoma, TN USA
Thank you very kindly, Jim.  I happened to know his manager from her 
position at my school, so I asked her if Schermerhorn might pose for me, 
explaining that I just thought he had a great face for a dramatic style 
picture.  I was really surprised when he agreed, and even more so when he 
showed up at the studio already in full formal garb on a 90 degree August 
day.  It was so nice of him to do this.  We did other poses too, and I 
furnished him with prints, but this was my favorite.  

My wife Kathryn sang with Margaret Hawkin's Milwaukee Symphony Chorus for 
many years, and I have to add a note about the dedication of that chorus and 
orchestra in January of 1982.  I attended a performance Kat was singing in 
that month when the temperature for the Saturday night concert was 26 
degrees below zero F.  This was the all-time lowest temperature ever 
recorded in Milwaukee, and more than half the seats in the hall were still 


Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
amr3 at

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