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Subject: [Leica] Olympic Photos
From: tedgrant at (tedgrant at
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 08:36:38 -0700
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Tina  SAID:
> LUG:
> > What do you think?
>> They should have hired Ted!!<<<<<<

Thank you Tina for suggesting me for this USA Olympic Team athlete shoot. 
However I must say since my first Olympic assignment in Mexico 1968 I don't 
think I've ever seen such a collection of strange photographs as these?

And given they are not of my country Canada I shall remain polite  and 
merely suggest..... The USA Olympic  Committee acquire themselves a "real 
photographer" who knows what athletes are all about before the next Games!!

I would say these are the idea of some "Madison Ave. know it all fancy 
design fashion personality who's never covered the Games as a shooter. Nor 
understands the realities of sport action and athletes. They are merely 
store bought mannequins!.

This was probably shot by someone who has a "connection and an in" with the 
PR people and got the assignment not because of their ability at shooting 
sports, but about shooting weird fashion! NUFF said! And I don't think the 
Marines will be arriving on our shores for that. ;-)

"The Men in Black and dark glasses at my door??? " That might be a different 
story! ;-) :-)

Dr. ted 

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