Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW 12 ~ Kollasch
From: Matt Kollasch <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 14:45:31 -0600
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The toughest part of shooting the mayor was trying to get some good shots of a
man who spends a lot of time at his desk asking and fielding questions...
talk of a crack house the cops busted over the weekend is not as dramatic as
the bust, so there you are camera at hand hearing great stories, but...  as i
look at my contacts i have a lot of the mayor sittin' at his desk.  i don't
have a lot of camera gear, but having a 2 bodies (all i have) was helpful that
day.  and boy does the leica work well in a setting like this ... whisper
quiet exposures of the m and a then the louder exposures with the bessar r
(but still not a problem).  it was also interesting to see how the staff paid
very little attention to me.  ted had given me some pointers on staying as
inconspicuous as possible and i followed them and they worked quite well.

i am thankful for of the verical blinds and that it was a sunny day so i could
capture some natural light streaming in from the west...  thanks for you
comments bill.  /matt

Bill Harting wrote:

> Nice subject, difficult subject, the mayor. I was reminded of Smith's
> pictures in the recent Pittsburgh show in which he attended mayoral
> meetings, and was able to see and capture the kinds of tensions and
> competitions that attend a mayor's functioning, the emotions on faces
> representing rival ideas. Worthy effort.
> -bh
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matt Kollasch" <>
> To: "LUG" <>
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 11:30 AM
> Subject: [Leica] PAW 12 ~ Kollasch
> > On March 18th I spent a day with Mayor John R. Rooff of Waterloo, IA, to
> > photograph a DAY IN THE LIFE of the mayor.  This week's PAW and
> > alternates are from that day.  I had approached the mayor a few weeks
> > earlier when I ran in to him at a bar.  After a few beers I mustered up
> > the courage (Leonard Cohen calls it "Johnny Walker wisdom") to propose
> > the idea to him. He liked it and last week I showed up with cameras and
> > film at 8:00 A.M. and stayed through that evening's city council
> > meeting, which is depicted in the 2d alternate.  It was an axhausting
> > and enjoyable day. /matt
> >
> >
> > Week 11 is also now up:
> >
> >
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