Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/09/04

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Subject: [Leica] One camera, one lens
From: ken at (Ken Iisaka)
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 10:10:58 -0700

The New York Times recently ran an article about Jerome Delay, chronicling
the humanitarian struggles in Mali.

What made this particularly interesting, at least to me, that his equipment
is utterly simple: one camera, and one 50/1.4 lens.

Perusing through his work, the most remarkable aspect of his images is the
transparency and immediacy. With the "normal" perspective that the lens
provides, it removes all distractions such as geometric distortion,
perspective exaggerations, and peeping-tom voyeurism so prevalent on
today's pages.

These images speak very powerfully, not because of the super-high-tech
(which it is) wizardry, but how distractions caused by unnatural
perspectives are eliminated. Yet, his works have depth and focus that many
other photographers try to create using super-wide or super-tele lenses.
Even the crooked horizon in a couple of of the photographs isn't

Ken Iisaka
first name at last name dot org or com

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