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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Not-So-Random Excellence

Kirk Tuck, Ann Richards

"I started getting requests for my favorite shot of Ann Richards shot on Friday of last week and not a single editor or art buyer asked me if it was shot on a Canon 1DS mk 2 or a D2x or a medium format digital back. All they wanted was the image. Shot in 1985 on the steps of the Texas State Capital during a Mondale rally.

"Nikon FM with a 105mm ƒ/2.5 on Kodachrome 64.

"It sure makes sense to take care of your archives."

You can see more of Kirk Tuck's work here.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

8 Comments:

Anonymous John said...

Funny, I had always thought that photo taken with an M6.

http://www.photo.net/photo/leica/m6

7:26 AM  
Blogger HD_Wanderer said...

Beautiful shot.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous BWJones said...

Great shot of Ann Richards (she will be missed) and fantastic example of why archive maintenance is important.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"I had always thought that photo taken with an M6"

Kirk thought so too when he wrote the M6 article, as he was shooting with both cameras that day. But on checking his records he discovered it was taken with the Nikon and 105mm. As he says, "Sorry, but memory and record keeping from 21 years ago isn't always an exact science. We often carried two or three cameras in the pre-zoom days with wides and norms on the rangefinders and longer lenses on the Nikons."

--Mike

2:26 PM  
Blogger Ian Rees said...

I prefer the uncropped version.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Umm, who's Ann Richards?

10:20 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"Umm, who's Ann Richards?"

Former Governor of Texas.

You need a dictionary...so you can look up the verb "Google"....

--Mike

10:25 PM  
Anonymous picky said...

Are you sure of the date? Mondale ran for president in 1984. Unlikely it would have been a Mondale campaign in 1985, perhaps he was campaigning for her?

10:44 AM  

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