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The Leica M Photographer by Bertram Solcher

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1. The Invisible Photographer

Clothing and Behavior

In my introduction, I promised you a photo book that takes an unusual approach, which is why this chapter is not about multi-pocket vests and jackets, off-road shoes, all-weather hats, or photo bags. In my opinion, specialized photo clothing only benefits the person selling it.

Why am I so adamant about this? Simply because this book is about photographing people in their normal, everyday surroundings. Imagine the following scenario with two very different photographers setting out to capture images at a flea market:

Photographer #1 dresses in a comfortable pair of red pants with big pockets from a safari equipment supplier, adds a pair of neon green sneakers (the kind that enable you to fly ...

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