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And so to war

February 9, 2010

Today I mainly went with the Leica-user-forum-peoples to the Imperial War Museum North – hello to the new faces who turned up – and hello to those who couldn’t make it (I said hello to those I already knew who were there as well, so I won’t mention them again). We saw Don McCullin’s retrospective “Shaped by War”. McCullin was, along with Bill Brandt, one of the first photographers I became interested in. I’m not sure you can ever call looking at McCullin’s work ‘enjoyable’, but it is powerful, but after almost being brought up with it, I can’t say it had anything else to say to me. However at least one of the brethren was off to set up a darkroom. I took yet another cctv camera/poster combo and confess I used an Olympus to do it, hence why the photo’s posted here and not on the Leica forum – DAMN YOU METADATA!

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