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Subject: [Leica] New photo essay - Geneva
From: phongdoan at (Phong)
Date: Thu Apr 6 14:13:14 2006

I must be looking at a different set 
What I see is a opening shot from an airplane.
After landing, a car ride (next 3 shots)
Then a walk in a concrete park ("I LOVE SWIS...")
Then ending shot at the waiting lounge at the airport.

There is definitely a Beginning, a Middle and an End
from what I can tell.  Pretty bleak day you had in Geneva, Kelly.
Thanks for posting.  I rather enjoy the series.

- Phong

-----Original Message-----
>For example, I don't see why the two women, the beat up car, the guy in the 
>train,  and the guy fixing his shoe are in the set.  None of those  seem 
>related to each other, or to the set.
>The three airplane included shots, have only that in common,  (maybe  
>one and the last one can be considered formal composition, but the  
>walls detract from the airplanes, and kinda bring them into a  twin-towers 
>concept that doesn't make me too happy.
>The empty train car and the ATM/ticket machines or whatever they are, are a 
>little more successful, though neither get you to a place.  The unbalanced  
>composition and mixed light throw me on the machines. It would be better 
> the girl, the empty car would be better with one person besides the  
>That leaves the shadow figure, the moving people and the escalator, all of  
>which say transportation, somehow, but don't intrigue me.   
>All in all, you need to think of a photo essay just like you do a  film.  
>Establish, Medium shot, close-up, cutaway or reaction, reestablish,  etc.  
>Beginning, Middle End.  That's what is missing here.  Also a  relationship