Posted by Claire Yaffa on 06/28/2010 | Permalink
There is something very unique about LEICA. When I first began photographing 45 years ago, Cornell Capa said to me, ” throw the Rollieflex away and start using a 35 mm camera!”. It took me awhile to until I was able to photograph with the LEICA. Once I did, I photographed with LECIA. My photography changed. It was very different. I am not sure what happened or how I can explain it. I did not look for the photograph in the camera. I discovered the photograph and the photograph found me. I felt the emotion and the magic of being able to lift the camera to my eye, focus and an image appeared, like no other photograph I had ever taken. This process has continued for many years. I cannot understand or explain why. I am not sure how and why it happens. The camera is held almost reverantly to ones eye, or on a shoulder, hands, around the neck, always enabling the image to appear.