Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/04/21

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Subject: [Leica] Doisneau, Riboud, Boubat, Ronis
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:31:59 -0700
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On Apr 21, 2012, at 9:24 AM, Lew Schwartz wrote:

> Mindful that I'm opening a can of worms and the kind of discussion
> that I don't often see in this forum, would the various posters be up
> to the task of identifying (links appreciated) their favorite images
> by Doisneau, Riboud, Boubat, Ronis? I ask for several reasons, but the
> most important seems to be a world view shared by their images and the
> LUG members who like them, namely that life, if caught at the right
> moment, is carefree, happy and soulful, and that the common man, and,
> indeed all men, caught at the right moment has beauty, nobility, and
> innocence. I call this entrenched optimism, Ted uses the words "people
> in real life on the street" and Gerry feels that they capture [sic]
> "the soul, without [which] we are lost." Doesn't real life entail much
> more than these images show? Is there something about photography
> (street and/or Leica photography in particular) that lends itself to
> portraying life in this way? Finally, is it possible for photography
> to capture other aspects of the lives of people on the street ... and
> still be great photography?

good Lew,

yes I second the motion...

in fact I may, if I find the right image, go first,


> -Lew S
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