the LEICA man

LEICA man, shooting me – so I gave response … – click on the photo to read comments of some flickr-members!
Visiting friends in Brussels we had the chance to take a look into the archives of an old photographer; below: eight shots using my pocket camera as a “scanner”, while enjoying many pages of an old photo album; we, the younger, have to learn a lot by the old masters of photography: they have been painting with light …

1balloon escaping2new born sister
3Grandma with doll4Smoke vs. Time
7museum8train and 7 hands

1 – “balloon escaping”: the little boy did not notice the open window, but the balloon did …
2 – “new born sister”: baby, waiting for to discover the world …
3 – “grandma with doll”: about the dignity of getting old
4 – “Smoke vs. Time”: writing and reading we try to stop the river of life – but like the smoke of a cigarette as a metaphor: our time runs out! (German poet Wilhelm Busch once wrote: “1,2,3 im Sauseschritt: saust die Zeit = wir sausen mit!”)
5 – “haircut”: we do not want to copy the hairstyle of the cruel man with scissors, isn’t it?
6 – “the painter”: adoring light … – look out of the window and notice the snow on the roofs of Bruxelles …
7 – “bodies in a museum” – maybe we sometimes would prefer the sculptures created by God himself and not by his followers …
8 – “train community”: I counted 7 hands on this photo; all the hands are a little bit confused like waiting cats, not really knowing what to do
to work with a LEICA makes great influence to lifestyle and identity –
Marc Lamote’s own website:
related: + august-sander / giancarlo-rado

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writer, photographer, guitarist

28 responses to “the LEICA man

  1. I love these black and whites… Iā€™m finally catching up again on blog posts. Thanks for your patience! šŸ™‚


    • compare:

      photo by frizztext, click on the image to enter his flickr galleries: portrait-photographer in “Little Odessa”, New York: Coney Island; caught in a Russian dancing bar in Brighton Beach – comment by mezze = Annet Planten: oh yes, the polaroid-men … I knew one in Amsterdam, cruising the restaurants at night, sometimes bingo, most times not… That’s a hard way to earn some money (and besides: Polaroid-film is expensive and no longer easy to get). But maybe it’s better than selling roses?


  2. The smoke is my favourite next to the old photographer that is.


  3. Nikki del Mont has a passion for her camera too:
    this is my real gun......
    title=”this is my real gun……” photo by Nikki del Mont


  4. Leica is the most popular camera all the world.


  5. Oh I agree! They painted with light – love this


  6. LEICA man, shooting me (= three of us):
    discover what his LEICA / Zeiss objective saw:



  7. How much fun for you and your friends to be pouring through them, all of them so beautiful and well shot!


  8. Fab shots! Love the one of the lady and the cigarette smoke and the barber shop!


  9. Love those old photos!


  10. You were in heaven I know! My fav is the one of the woman with the cigarette next to her!


  11. I like the look of old cameras.


  12. Wonderful how these old photographs show the artistry with light! Bless you for sharing. I always love discovering boxes of old sepia and B & W photos in old homes!


  13. The LEICA man reminds me of Wilfrid Brambell, who played Paul’s grandfather (I think it was), in A Hard Day’s Night.


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