Richard Man – Photography and Calligraphy

August 7, 2009

Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, and the Leica M9

Filed under: photography — richard @ 9:39 am

This is a great time for photography fan to go to SFMOMA, with photos from Adams, Frank, and Avedon on display. We have seen the exhibits of Adams and Frank previously, and The Americans exhibit is even more powerful in the second viewing.

(more photos and a few comments about the Leica M9 behind the …more…)

Avedon’s distinctive style is on a class by itself. He started as an army ID photographer – I suspect the number of non-ID portraits he took dwarfs in comparison to the number of ID photos 🙂 They even allow photography in his exhibit:

3 hours of walking is quite a lot, so at the end, another “Too Much Culture?”

Good time, good time…

And Leica M9. The Internet rumor mills is going full tilt on this one, so I will just add this

09/09/09, shipping by the end of the year. Full frame, 20 MP, slightly larger than the M8. No IR filter needed. $8000. Who is my source? The horde of gossiping poodles:



  1. Hehe, I loved the poodles when I was there! Were the wire/fabric sculptures still in the small room adjacent to the poodles? Those knocked me head over heels, and I wished it wasn’t so crowded so I could enjoy them a lot longer (I’m never going on the free day again!).

    Comment by Lindsay — August 7, 2009 @ 10:01 am

    • Indeed they were. Even the 1/2 price Thurs evening can gte quite crowd.

      Comment by richard — August 7, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

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