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Subject: [Leica] ONCE IN A WHILE! :-)
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:08:57 +1000
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What he said! and amiti?s from over the other pond too!


*Izzy, T Rex Bitch in couture!*

On 31 August 2011 17:00, philippe.amard <philippe.amard at> wrote:

> 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
> Philippe
> 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.
>> http://philstrom25.blogspot.**com/2011_06_01_archive.html<>
>>   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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In reply to: Message from leica_r8 at (Aram Langhans) ([Leica] Einstein)
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