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Saturday, April 07, 2007


I'm floored by the number of comments the previous post has received so far—and by your thoughtfulness, and kindliness. To put you in context, the posting on T.O.P. that has gotten the record number of comments received 116 comments since it was posted more than nine months ago. "Please Don't Make Fun of Me, Please" has drawn 75 comments in 24 hours.


Blogger stanco said...

"Henry Wessel. Henry Wessel is part of my problem. I want to BE Henry Wessel."

That the "problem" with artists the stature of a Henry Wessel. You leave their shows utterly inspired-
and more than a little depressed.

1:55 PM  
Blogger paul said...

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2:30 PM  
Blogger John said...

Very strange really ... to ask photographers about equipment and actually get opinions... ;)

4:34 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Very strange really ... to ask photographers about equipment and actually get opinions... ;)

Not surprising at all that for every ten opinions, there is one each for the three choices presented, five for other cameras altogether, and two debating the nature of "photography."

I love the Internets.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Max said...

Mike, I must admit some degree of egolatry is involved in giving advice too, since to some of us you are the photographer (I mean, comparing us and you). I bet it would feel great for any of us if you said about our words "X advice was especially helpful" or something like that.
I'll just feel glad that some of the people here pointed out the same reasons I did (while others pointed in exactly the opposite direction, and probably with the same motives in mind, which is even most disturbing, hahaha!).
Me giving you advice on gear? That's quite funny actually. I don't mean I think my advice is useless, it's just that this kind of phenomenon happens only on the net, and probably we are all eager to be a part of it, as the number of comments suggests.

10:01 AM  
Blogger MHV said...

You know, what I find most striking about your last two posts on shooting less with digital and itching for a new film camera, is the guilt or shame underlying your words. It seems as if film is the modern photographer's dirty little secret. It should not be.

As a card-carrying member of the Shameless Association of Film Expatriates (SAFE), I would like to encourage you to take our twelve-step program of recovery from binge digitalling.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

So what was the final decision?

12:21 AM  

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