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Subject: [Leica] ONCE IN A WHILE! :-)
From: philippe.amard at (philippe.amard)
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:00:38 +0200
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The first one is plain stupid, and I'm sorry for you about this.
The second one is marvellously touching and rekindles you from "above".
She doesn't mention the DVD Ted, lots of sales at the lecture :-)

Keep clicking, well after resting a bit and recovering from the long  
drive of course.

Amiti?s from over the pond

Le 31 ao?t 11 ? 08:39, <tedgrant at> <tedgrant at> a ?crit :

> Hi crew,
> We as photographers and showing our pictures to people, students,  
> friends, published and whomever? We never really know how we may or  
> may not be influencing people how they may or maynot see the world.
> So having just completed a rather long drive of about 800 KLMS to  
> get home and what one might say tired and not in a great mood, only  
> to find your contract of the past 8 months had been cancelled because?
> "You don't shoot video with your still photographs!" An unfortunate  
> move of the modern day media world. "You shoot both, or you don't  
> shoot for us! Thank you very much for an incredible series of  
> features....
> BUT! No video, No contract!" :-(
> Then while at the bottom of the bucket in feelings you open an e- 
> mail as shown below from an unknown mother and it doesn't matter  
> about the contract because your heart sings and you can fly! :-)
> Here is the letter: They don't come any better than this from a  
> complete unknown !
> =====================
> Dear Mr Grant,
>    I hope to be able to come to your lecture at the Art Gallery this  
> Sept. This is just a short letter to give you some feedback on your  
> inspiration to others, particularly beginning photographers and  
> journalists.  Our son, Philip, started shooting with a manual camera  
> in grade 11 at Oak Bay High. He shot 100's of photos and started  
> developing his own in a homemade darkroom downstairs in our home. He  
> eventually went on to SAIT for a diploma in Journalism, but kept  
> working on his photography. At one point he had discovered your work  
> and did a paper on it. Afterwards he gave Women in Medicine to his  
> sister who is going through nursing.
>    His other hero in the photography world is Karsh. We live down  
> the street from Ernie Fedorak's home, a former Tc sports writer (he  
> just passed away last fall) who encouraged Philip's passion.
>    He is presently an intern at Whitecourt Star.
>    I just wanted to let you know how your black and whites inspired  
> him. He loves to interview people and learn their stories but he  
> also loves to tell the story about someone with his photos.
>    This is to thank you for your unaware of  mentoring and example  
> to starting out photographers such as our son. Thank you. He may  
> never be well known but he loves his work.
>    If you are curious, these are his sites. My favourite or the  
> sepia photos of the pow wow.
>    Thank you for taking the time to listen. I look forward to  
> hearing you speak.
>    Sincerely yours,
>       Louise Rushton
> ====================================
> So I thought this might also make some of you feel good about your  
> own photography without knowing how others are affected by your  
> photo talents and wisdom.
> cheers,
> ted.
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