Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/10

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Subject: [Leica] Birthday weekend-
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Apr 10 17:41:56 2006

Tina, Tina, Tina - I was not suggesting that it was a criticism - at least
not the part about not envying me. You're entitled to like the last quarter,
the first quarter, all of them, or none of them. But after reading your
comment, I went to 81 and started going backwards - and I can't for the life
of me understand your comment. Again, that doesn't mean I think that you
have to like them - I can see how some people wouldn't like most of them.
But I don't see a difference in how the people are or aren't relating to the

As to having to work with and satisfy 18 people - I don't; I have one
customer - that's how it works. I really don't care if all 17 others hate
what I did, as long as that one gets what she thought she was getting and is
satisfied. And I don't "work with them;" I'm just there.

There's nothing to chill about - I responded as I did not because I was - or
am - upset, annoyed, peeved, worked up, hurt, or made itchy. I just didn't
understand the comment. :-)

B. D.

On 4/10/06 8:11 PM, "Tina Manley" <images@InfoAve.Net> wrote:

> At 06:37 PM 4/10/2006, you wrote:
>> Also, I find this kind of shoot fascinating. Granted, the locale isn't
>> exotic, and it is tiring work. But 1177 images later, I'm happy. And as
>> Susan Meiselas says - "far away is not a place." :-)
> My response had nothing to do with exotic or not.  And "far away" has
> absolutely nothing to do with it.  It was just my observation that
> the people in your photographs seemed more relaxed and less obviously
> aware of the camera after #81.  That's just my opinion.  It's not a
> criticism.  All of your photos will be wonderfully received by the
> family.  I just prefer the later photos and that's 1/4 of the
> photos!  You turned my comments on your work into a criticism that I
> did not intend.  I don't see anything in my comments that implies
> that local photographs are not interesting or fascinating.  I just
> sympathized with the fact that you had 18 family members to work with
> and satisfy.  That's what I don't envy.
> Tina
> Tina Manley, ASMP
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