Friday, 19 September 2014

Das Wesentliche

Day two of Photokina was more of the same, though I was able to tear myself away from Leica to check out other exhibits. I schlepped over to 3 Legged Thing (they were curiously far away from the other purveyors of tripods) to ask some questions regarding Brian, my new metal friend . En route they were countless opportunities to photograph motorbikes, models, pineapples (?) and Eagles.

Leica's philosophy is "das wesentliche" which I learnt was "the essence", hence the marked tranquillity of the Leica wing compared to their peers. Venture one step out of their sanctuary and you're assailed by pumping beats, flashing lights and gaudiness. Whereas Leica countered this with subtly lit photographs and a concert



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