Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/09

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Subject: [Leica] Why we photograph, artists who photograph, and HCB
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Apr 9 19:56:03 2006

Not the red wine, Jeffery, but rather the fact that HCB was not a
photographer, but rather an artist whose brush was a camera. I think his
return to drawing in last 20 years of his life was no real change - he was
drawing his entire life.

On 4/9/06 10:20 PM, "Jeffery Smith" <> wrote:

> The protracted thread about why we photograph and the relationship between
> art and photography got me thinking. So I sat through "The Impassioned Eye"
> twice (while drinking some red wine), and noticed something somewhat
> remarkable, at least to me. Many of his photographs exhibit the so-called
> "Golden Mean", and those that don't exhibit the "Rule of Thirds". The 
> latter
> is not all that surprising to me, but the golden mean shows up often enough
> that I am convinced that HCB was constantly aware of it and adjusting his
> position to take advantage of it.
> Was it the red wine? I suddenly wish my viewfinder had some diagonal lines
> through it. And I may draw some diagonal lines on the LCD of my
> Panasonic/Digilux I.
> Jeffery Smith
> New Orleans, LA
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