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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