Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/07/03

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Subject: [Leica] I am back!
From: gerry.walden at (Gerry Walden)
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:56:24 +0100
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Thank you for looking and commenting on my image. As far as I can tell there 
is a tremendous resurgence in street photography with a new bi-annual 
conference in Derby (England) having its second appearance next year and new 
books and courses on street photography appearing almost weekly. It is the 
new 'in' thing, as if it has just been invented - although I must say that a 
lot of people seem to have confused the term 'street photography' with any 
photograph of any street unfortunately, and there are some pretty poor 
examples around.

I did put this link of another from my trip in a separate email but you may 
have missed it so here it is again:

Kindest regards


Gerry Walden
+44 (0)23 8046 3076 or
+44 (0)797 287 7932

On 3 Jul 2012, at 12:29, Jean-Michel Mertz wrote:

> Very good B&W picture, Gerry. Says a lot about this part of France. I know 
> the place, I worked in the Nord-Pas de Calais region for a few years and 
> this is it. Add a little rain to make it perfect! As far as street 
> photography is concerned I'm a bit surprised, I had the feeling this type 
> of photography was clearly "out" as can be read in many specialist 
> magazines, a thing of the past, to be linked with HCB and people like him 
> but definitely not the thing to do today - "concept photography" is "in" 
> they say, with photographers planning their pictures ahead because they 
> have a precise message to deliver. I'm curious to see your series.
> Jean-Michel
>> From: gerry.walden at
>> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 18:28:04 +0100
>> To: lug at
>> Subject: [Leica] I am back!
>> I am pleased to say that I am back home again after my week in France. I 
>> put the X-Pro1 to good use whilst away, and reinforced my live of France 
>> and shooting there. There is something about France which just seems to 
>> fit what I do, especially when it comes to street photography. Talking of 
>> which I was surprised in Calais to see another photographer shooting the 
>> streets with a guide who was showing him what would make a good 
>> photograph. This not how I see street photography, but with the sudden 
>> upsurge in interest I guess it will be the way it will go for a while. I 
>> have a fair number of images to process, but here is a quick taster to 
>> whet your appetite for now. It was shot in the small town of Gu?nes in 
>> the Pas de Calais using the X-Pro1 and the 35mm lens.
>> Gerry
>> Gerry Walden
>> +44 (0)23 8046 3076 or
>> +44 (0)797 287 7932
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