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« on: January 11, 2013, 09:13:00 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 11:36:44 AM »
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Wonderful, Russ!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 01:52:39 PM »
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You really should forget about distractions, Russ; as with Michael, your best talents lie here.

Shall I place my neck on the block now? Like this? No, it's too uncomfortable; I'll work something else out and let you both know when I'm ready.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 11:17:48 AM »
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Well, that's my favorite thing, Rob, but during my winters in a Florida retirement community it's hard to get out enough to places where the street shooting is good. With any luck at all I'll be in St. Augustine for a few days before long.

For anybody who doesn't know who Robert Doisneau is, or doesn't know the picture I'm alluding to with my hat tip, here it is. Doisneau shot a whole series of pictures from inside this gallery. The keepers are all good but this one is the best: http://www.staleywise.com/collection/doisneau/oblique.html
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 03:14:16 PM »
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Well, that's my favorite thing, Rob, but during my winters in a Florida retirement community it's hard to get out enough to places where the street shooting is good. With any luck at all I'll be in St. Augustine for a few days before long.

For anybody who doesn't know who Robert Doisneau is, or doesn't know the picture I'm alluding to with my hat tip, here it is. Doisneau shot a whole series of pictures from inside this gallery. The keepers are all good but this one is the best: http://www.staleywise.com/collection/doisneau/oblique.html

Are you stuck at The Villages in Ocala...gads for you if so...interesting side bit. The villages (retired people) has the highest STD reports by the health department in the State of Florida...cracks me up.  I do like the Doisneau image you attached. I am familiar with some of his work butit's been awhile. By the by, you are so close to Gainesville (just up from Micanopy) you must go see the photo exhibit at the Harn Museum. It is quite good. Tons of HCB.

http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 03:28:18 PM »
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Hi Chris, No, I'm at Hawthorne -- just outside Leesburg. We've been coming down here in the winter for more than 20 years now. I wouldn't touch The Villages with a ten foot pole, though we sometimes shop at Sumpter Landing. I agree that the VD rate in The Villages is hilarious.

My wife and I went up to the Harn in December for the show. It's absolutely fantastic. Nobody who's interested in photography and who's within striking distance of Gainesville should miss it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 03:37:12 PM »
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For anybody who doesn't know who Robert Doisneau is, or doesn't know the picture I'm alluding to with my hat tip, here it is. Doisneau shot a whole series of pictures from inside this gallery. The keepers are all good but this one is the best: http://www.staleywise.com/collection/doisneau/oblique.html
And that's my favorite Doisneau, too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 03:47:29 PM »
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Well, that's my favorite thing, Rob, but during my winters in a Florida retirement community it's hard to get out enough to places where the street shooting is good. With any luck at all I'll be in St. Augustine for a few days before long.

For anybody who doesn't know who Robert Doisneau is, or doesn't know the picture I'm alluding to with my hat tip, here it is. Doisneau shot a whole series of pictures from inside this gallery. The keepers are all good but this one is the best: http://www.staleywise.com/collection/doisneau/oblique.html



He was one of my first loves – along with HC-B of course, and Ronis, in the pre-models era of my life. I have a rather good book on him: Doisneau, Éditions Hazan, 5e Édition. The cover shot is Café la Tartine, porte de la Villette, 1953; it’s made up of the shot across the lower half and a blueish upper section with a portrait, I guess, of Robert. 665 pages of pics! One of those books that can easily help you through a lonely, cold evening, and get you into bed just bursting with zeal and enthusiasm that vanishes with the utter chill of morning and the condensation down the french windows. Hardly his fault, though.

The lack of people-opportunities that you face in your Floridian winter exile echoes mine here. The mundane is so darned mundane it passes almost unseen. And when you do see it, you wish you’d just kept on dreaming.

I try looking for new genres too; mostly, they disappoint me except now and then, as with my abstracts. I think that perhaps we really are one-trick ponies in this life: we find the single love and everything else is just a substitute… Sometimes I curse the day I discovered I had a love for images; perhaps the absolute philistine has no such illusions and disappointments. To counter, then inevitably he won’t ever find the highs. What a mess.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 04:16:40 PM »
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Hi Chris, No, I'm at Hawthorne -- just outside Leesburg. We've been coming down here in the winter for more than 20 years now. I wouldn't touch The Villages with a ten foot pole, though we sometimes shop at Sumpter Landing. I agree that the VD rate in The Villages is hilarious.

My wife and I went up to the Harn in December for the show. It's absolutely fantastic. Nobody who's interested in photography and who's within striking distance of Gainesville should miss it.

My Step-sister is building a place out in Hawthorne on the lake...well, remodeling an older place. The Harn show is stunning, isn't it? I lived in Gainesville while my father did his Master's degree...so long ago.
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