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Subject: [Leica] Hello from William Carter
From: philippe.amard at (philippe.amard)
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 23:24:50 +0100
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The main questions remain:

a) what about hats?
b) which single Isley?
c) How fast is the Wetzlarian swallow in the Southern hemisphere?
d) Should I swap my LTM cron 50 for a 2012 silver nocti without the  
e) what sign are you? donkey, lionspro, man-fruity, ?

Welcome to the club William :-)
Nice portrait of the man with a dagger.

Philippe in Metz

Le 18 mars 12 ? 19:38, William Carter a ?crit :

> Hello LUG:
> William Carter here. By way of introduction, I've had a 50+-year
> 5-continents career as a photographer and author, shooting most of my
> photos with Leicas. Been published in LIFE, the London Sunday Times,
> Geographical Magazine and others.1966-69 freelanced from London, doing
> assignments for New York Times, Women?s Wear Daily, and TWA?s Annual
> Report, etc. I've authored 5 books of photographs and text including
> Ghost Towns of the West, Middle West Country, Preservation Hall,
> Illuminations (nudes), and my latest (came out last summer) published
> by Steidl, Causes and Spirits.
> A lot of my work is online at but I will be posting
> on your gallery as well. I have a blog at
> where I use some of my work and
> other graphic elements
> My long closeup love affair with the Leica M-series began with an
> equally passionate long-distance love affair with one of its most
> famous users, Henri Cartier-Bresson.  (I tell the story of my
> non-meeting with Henri in Causes and Spirits and in the occasional
> readings at bookstores I have been doing.)  Most of that book was shot
> with M-3's and M-2's; I still only have an M-4 with motor drive but
> sadly don't use it; I am only shooting digital these days.  I have
> twice visited the shrine/factory in Wetzlar/Solms, Germany.
> I like the idea of the user group but am constitutionally not a group
> sharer or communicator, or tech savvy, cannot get into those
> exchanges, sorry about that. My current blogging has been on the
> subject of tribalism, which I witnessed professionally worldwide as a
> photographer/writer. Please see "Them vs. Us and Beyond" at
> The photo, which is on the cover of the current The Sun Magazine, is
> of a Yemeni tribesman taken in 1964 while I was living in Beirut.
> So do I belong to the Leica tribe?  Probably not.  I use my beat-up
> cameras close up, I do not worship them from afar.
> Best,
> William Carter
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