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Subject: [Leica] Startling pictures
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 19:50:53 EDT

<<Whoa! Larry,

"...startle the reader.  Anything goes...?!?"   Was your editor a photo

editor or a managing editor who thought he knew something about

photojournalism.  Many newspaper PJs have been fired for thinking anything



Well, the paper wasn't the New York Times. It was one of those afternoon 
papers that subsisted on stock market reports, baseball scores, racing results, 
store ads, and movie schedules. While we didn't always run photos of scantily 
clad ladies on page 3, we did on most days. Any picture that ran on the front 
page had to have enough shock appeal to get the commuter to grab it off the rack 
instead of one of our several competitors. Of course that was back before TV 
and cable. People actually had to buy a newspaper to get the news. Our city 
had four daily papers, some publishing both morning and afternoon editions. And 
I did use a Speed Graphic.

Larry Z

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