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    HCB had lead a brilliant life. Getting off the topic a bit but here's an interview on Charlie Rose.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZSZLzGNPBQ
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    HCB had lead a brilliant life. Getting off the topic a bit but here's an interview on Charlie Rose.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZSZLzGNPBQ
    Not all H.C-B interviews went well particularly when H.C-B couldn't maintain absolute control of events. Here's a gem from Jim Hughes via TOP:
    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...sible-man.html

    The point is that worthwhile scholarship of H.C-B's life and work has to be based on the few sources not contrived by H.C-B himself. All else tends to be a songbook for his besotted fans.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
    Not all H.C-B interviews went well particularly when H.C-B couldn't maintain absolute control of events. Here's a gem from Jim Hughes via TOP:
    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...sible-man.html

    The point is that worthwhile scholarship of H.C-B's life and work has to be based on the few sources not contrived by H.C-B himself. All else tends to be a songbook for his besotted fans.
    Can I take it from your comments that you have zero appreciation of his images? All I can say is that when I met him I found him quite convivial in conversation and he did not object to me taking his photograph. Everybody is allowed to be a complete idiot at some point in their life, as long as they don’t make a habit of it.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    Too bad Aperture sucks.
    Wow, I did a check and was a bit shocked. Life in 1948, available everywhere for 35 cents. Inflation adjusted to $3.45 in 2013

    Aperture, well good luck finding it. But you can subscribe for $75, I think that is 4 issues, that is about $19 an issue (with worlds better production values than Life magazine I would assume), some really good photography too with a bit of the artsy fartsy stuff on display also. (Just because no one understands you does not mean you are an artist)

    For what it is worth my exposure to good photography started in the 50's as a young hick kid growing up in southern Indiana. My great aunt Willa, a very imperious and refined lady, was concerned her 7 year old nephew was not having his horizions expanded enough so she got the family a subscription to The National Geographic. I spent many happy hours with that magazine and the often included maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    I always read that Alfred Eisenstaedt got the one millionth Leica, specially engraved.
    http://petapixel.com/2013/09/27/one-...ion-westlicht/

    According to the link above, Eisenstaedt got the 1.000.001 Leica M3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pen s View Post
    For what it is worth my exposure to good photography started in the 50's as a young hick kid growing up in southern Indiana. My great aunt Willa, a very imperious and refined lady, was concerned her 7 year old nephew was not having his horizions expanded enough so she got the family a subscription to The National Geographic. I spent many happy hours with that magazine and the often included maps.
    Ah, National Geographic, same here, pictures and maps and adverts for things we couldn't possibly understand in the UK, like why you needed a new Buick every year? It opened new vista's for the imagination, and taught how not to be happy to only know what you know ('who is Ralph Gibson?'), and taught that people are many and varied ('why would anybody spend $28,000....').

    Steve

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