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    WARNING: Bad Experience with Focus Magazine

    I'm making this post to hopefully prevent other unsuspecting photographers from enduring the same trouble. You'll find a related LF Forum thread here

    Unfortunately very similar stories are held by David Aschkenas http://tinyurl.com/gyhda and Arlene Love http://tinyurl.com/gg3rr, and who knows how many others that have not made this public.

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    Last edited by Sean; 07-16-2006 at 06:21 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    He's been banned from APUG a couple of times. I've been following the thread on LF as have a few others from here.
    Robert M. Teague
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    "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" -- Louis Nizer

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    You have a pretty good write up on the Large Format forum about all of this.

    Do we need to have it here too?

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    I would have thought the clue was in the name: SPIVak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by david b
    Do we need to have it here too?
    The editors can decide. I don't spend much time here, so I have no idea how large the crossover is. Everyone deserves to know about Spivak and his ethics.

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    Michael, I completely agree, but I think we could avoid a flame war here too.

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    Seeing that this is posted on photo.net and the large format forum, I think we can kill it here.

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    David: I haven't seen any flaming. Facts have been stated, suggestions have been made, and Spivak continues to make a fool of himself and a PR nightmare for his magazine.

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    Since the editor (and it seems PR representative too) has been banned from APUG on several occasions, I believe this is not the right place for a discussion of his ethics or business methods.

    The links posted lead to several threads on the same subject, where said editor attempts to justify his decisions.

    I say "leave it at that", and we'll lock the thread.
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