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

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Subject: [Leica] One camera, one lens
From: robertbaron1 at (Robert Baron)
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 15:14:18 -0500
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==On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Ken Iisaka <ken at> wrote:

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
> distracting.
An interesting story and some excellent work.  Thanks for sharing.


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