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    3rd generation minutero

    I'm not sure where this topic goes, but I thought it would surely be of interest on this forum . . . It's an article in yesterday's LA Times about a third-generation portrait photographer in today's India —a "minutero" street photographer— who still uses his grandfather's camera from (according to the article) the 1860's:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,4488845.story

    Here are a couple of interesting quotes by the 42 year-old Indian photographer in the article:

    "Digital cameras can never give such joy" [as the 150 year-old camera he's using today]

    "Computerization has made us lazy," he said. "Clicking pictures used to be an art. Now the thinking has disappeared and all they do is click a mouse."
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    lovely story. So he actually takes the picture, develops the negative and the positive on the spot? Wow i have got to see that myself....damn no money for ticket.
    Reality is whatever stays when you stop believing in it.
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    Unfortunately they belong to a vanishing species. I had the privilege of meeting one in La Habana

    http://public.fotki.com/BlueWind/fotografo-minutero/

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    Joao



 

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