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Subject: [Leica] ONCE IN A WHILE! :-)
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 06:51:37 -0700 (PDT)
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Gave me goose bumps Ted.
"Good on you"!!! and thanks for sharing the sunshine with us.
 Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA

From: "tedgrant at" <tedgrant at>
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
Sent: Tue, August 30, 2011 11:39:17 PM
Subject: [Leica] ONCE IN A WHILE! :-)

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 
what one might say tired and not in a great mood, only to find your contract 
the past 8 months had been cancelled because?

"You don't shoot video with your still photographs!" An unfortunate move of 
modern day media world. "You shoot both, or you don't shoot for us! Thank 
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 
below from an unknown mother and it doesn't matter about the contract 
your heart sings and you can fly! :-)

Here is the letter: They don't come any better than this from a complete 
Dear Mr Grant,
    I hope to be able to come to your lecture at the Art Gallery this Sept. 
is just a short letter to give you some feedback on your inspiration to 
particularly beginning photographers and journalists.  Our son, Philip, 
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 
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 
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 
from Ernie Fedorak's home, a former Tc sports writer (he just passed away 
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 
story about someone with his photos.
    This is to thank you for your unaware of  mentoring and example to 
out photographers such as our son. Thank you. He may never be well known but 
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 

    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 


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Message from tedgrant at (tedgrant at ([Leica] ONCE IN A WHILE! :-))