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View Poll Results: Would you punch Bruce Gilden in his face?

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    No, I wouldn't punch him. I'm not inclined to violence anyway but to me the idea of punching someone out because they were rude or inappropriate towards me would actually be a worse assault than the one they committed. Having said that, my opinion of him as a person and as a photographer is pretty low based on what I've seen so why should I care?
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    It's a perverse schtick, much like radio shock jocks, with the same one note approach. He's like a vulgar neurotraumatized Weegee. Just proves that Magnum has a sense of humor.

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    Bruce is cool. See in my file attachment what i did last time i met him. In the middle frame it almost looks like i have knocked him out, but he is only giving his crazy poses for my portraits of him
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    Yeah, I'd punch him *







    *Note: - not serious, didn't you see the emoticons in my reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMagic View Post
    Bruce is cool. See in my file attachment what i did last time i met him. In the middle frame it almost looks like i have knocked him out, but he is only giving his crazy poses for my portraits of him
    That's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    It's a perverse schtick, much like radio shock jocks, with the same one note approach. He's like a vulgar neurotraumatized Weegee. Just proves that Magnum has a sense of humor.
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    Yeah, I'd chop him in the wind pipe then a round house sweep to knock him off his feat and as he is laying on the ground gasping for breath I would snap a bunch of photos of him with his own camera
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    I would not think to punch him but might deck him with a reflexive punch if I was startled under the right situation.
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    No. Most of the people he selects wouldn't either, and he knows that. He seems to relegate himself to pretty typical situations: busy people heading to work, old people trotting about, vagrants that are not really in the moment. There are various definitions of street photography, much as there various levels of the definition of "street". Come poke around East Atlantic or 37th Street here in Savannah. Good luck making a concise description of your stolen gear through a mangled mess of teeth and lips. I admire some of his captures, though they seem to be more about balls than content. When looking for content, I pick Vivian Maier...

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    No way. Have you watched him work. There is nice Magnum Podcast called "Bruce has a Ball" or "Coney Island" Bruce is a people person that can photograph in your face like most of us wish we could. Check out the podcasts, he's just a pro at work. A very accomplished pro.
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