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RE: Celebrate


            If (and that is a BIG if) Mortensen were right we can completely discount the figure studies of Edward Weston, Lucien Clergue, Helmut Newton, and…yes…even Sally Mann and many others whom we all regard as at least significant if not brilliant.  Considering how camp and stylized Mortensen’s work was I think he was a case of someone in a glass house throwing stones. 




From: eric nelson [mailto:emanphoto@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:37 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Celebrate


"'The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity' -- now you figure out where I am. -Lou Reed quoting Yeats



Speaking of passion, I found a guide of nude composition faux pas(s) in my copy of Mortensen's "The Model" that one can find either funny because you've avoided these, or infuriating if your aesthetic is featured, because, like political perceptions, it all depends on where you're coming from.  

So go and shoot some nudes and don't break the rules! Haha!  


See, it all comes back to photography.


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