08 February 2008

Better by design

I'm not normally one to shamelessly plug any one or other product (unless, of course, it looks really good, works really well, and I really really want one), but I came across the following quote and liked the imagery, but also it reminded me of a tiny photograph by Fiona Pardington that I bought from Paul McNamara once, which in turn got me to thinking how similar to the Leica emblem the McNamara Gallery's red square logo is.

"When you take a picture with an SLR, there is a distinctive sound, somewhere between a clatter and a thump; I worship my beat-up Nikon FE, but there is no denying that every snap reminds me of a cow kicking over a milk pail. With a Leica, all you hear is the shutter, which is the quietest on the market. The result — and this may be the most seductive reason for the Leica cult — is that a photograph sounds like a kiss."

Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

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