Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2020/02/26

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Subject: [Leica] RETROSPECT 1
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 07:29:29 +0100
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Great story and pic, and I look forward to future installments.


Nathan Wajsman

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"I?m not arguing, I?m just explaining why I?m right"

> On 26 Feb 2020, at 17:18, Bill Clough via LUG <lug at> 
> wrote:
> 26 February 2020
> Hi there ?
> In 1960, I started a 60-year career in journalism. I joining the staff of
> the Amarillo Citizen, earning $25 a week and thought I was rich. I started
> with a Polaroid camera but soon realized the advantage of 35mm. So, I
> brought a Nicca camera at Sears.
> No one was prouder than me when I walked into the office with that camera
> around my neck. The publisher, who stood four-foot-seven in riser wheels,
> made up for it by wearing eyeglasses with thick, Italian frames. They must
> have bothered him because every time he had something important to say, he
> would. remove the glasses and rub his nose with his fingers.
> "Now Clough," he said, "everyone knows you can;'rt take a good newspaper
> photo except with a 2-1/4 camera>"
> I was crushed. At the local camera store I met the chief photographer of
> the daily newspaper. (Later, I would work for him).
> "I don't know why he told you that,:" he said. "LIFE Magazine has been
> using them for 30 years."
> For the next year, I still used the camera., I just cropped all the photos
> square.
> This is the first assignment. A lady had just brought what seemed to her a
> new breed to Amarillo, a Basenji dog. She took her dog outside. I told her
> I would be there is just a second, but first, I had to figure out how to
> load the camera.
> This is the start ion a 60-year retrospective. I hope to post one picture a
> day ? my favorite from 100,000 negatives. Don't despair, they number a
> little more than 100 negatives.
> Iy always is the tragedy of photographing;phy: his prints sometimes survive
> but the negatives are dumped in a landfill. The ensuing collection is my
> meagre attempt to establish some kind of memory of six decades behind a
> keyboard, a microphone and a viewfinder.
> Gallery:
> Bill
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