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Subject: [Leica] kelly's day in geneva photo essay
From: lists at (PHC)
Date: Fri Apr 7 09:54:42 2006
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Why don't you try it Kyle? Take an afternoon to go around and take the  
pictures you'd normally edit out before even pressing the shutter, or  
lifting your camera. Actually, that sounds like fun. I might try it  

It might have a liberating effect. I challenge you!


Paul Hardy Carter
+44 (0)20 7871 7553

On 7 Apr 2006, at 18:32, Kyle Cassidy wrote:

> PhotographyFrameset.htm,DanaInfo=www.kellymcerl
> these are exactly the sort of photos that leave me banging my head  
> wondering
> how i could have gotten so removed from art so as not to get it. i flip
> through book after book, stare at egglestons, and i just can't figure  
> it
> out. all the serious galleries seem to be hanging photographs that  
> co-opt
> many of the things that i've tried to purge from my own work -- stark,
> lonely snapshots that i wouldn't give a second look to were they in a  
> pile
> of discards outside the wallmart, seemingly random images taken by  
> seemingly
> random people. obviously kelly knows what he's doing, he has a boat  
> load of
> awards and his presentation is lovely -- but i'm lost, out of touch,  
> and i
> don't even have an idea where to turn to figure it out. i suddenly  
> feel ...
> very old.
> and i wonder if some magazine editor said "we'd like you to do a bunch  
> of
> photos in the style of these" -- i don't know if i could. maybe that's  
> the
> secret i'm missing ... maybe that's it.
> -- confused in america
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