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Subject: [Leica] kelly's day in geneva photo essay
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Fri Apr 7 11:55:59 2006
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I think I prefer the "dog butt" challenge to the "unediting" one;^)

Ric Carter

On Apr 7, 2006, at 1:59 PM, Walt Johnson wrote:

> Kyle;
> You have lots talent, imagination and a style of your own. That is  
> certainly something much  more important than anything else. If  
> tomorrow, Cutie Kuric or some other sweetie-type pie was on the air  
> singing the praises of "dog butt" photos it would sell. Next, "dog  
> butt"  photos would be in demand. Art gallery owners would scour  
> the countryside to discover new and exciting "dog butt"  
> masterpieces and their makers. Wealthy art supporters would soon  
> corner the market on 'dog Butts".  If your were fortunate enough to  
> have spent your career looking through a viewfinder at "dog butts"  
> then you could laugh all the way to the bank.
> If you really want a good laugh take a look at the self-promotion  
> ads in the back of Black and White Magazine. "Fine Art  
> Photographers" indeed. Hell, I have four little fat-assed dogs at  
> home. Maybe it's time to do a bit of "dog butt" work myself. When  
> the dog market loses ifs luster perhaps we could improvise? Besides  
> an ass load of dogs I have many cats. Call NBC and let them know  
> about the thrilling new discovery in art photography. "fuzzy fat  
> pussies"!
> Walt
> 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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