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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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War in the Time of Flowers
Old 09-06-2016   #1
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... or, The Universal Soldier. A new gallery of Frances's hand-coloured pictures, at http://rogerandfrances.eu/galleries/...ime-of-flowers

There is some historical, artistic and technical background at http://rogerandfrances.eu/photography/wtof

Who else photographs re-enactors?

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Kudos to Frances ! And to you as well Roger!

I had already seen some of the Frances hand painted photos a couple of years ago in Arles, which were excellent.

But these and the combination of words and images, we can also add the words from the Pete Seeger song make a real strong body of work. I'm really impressed! Bravi!

robert

PS: on a different note if more people would look at these images, read the important words and listen carefully Pete's songs maybe will have a slightly better world
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. . . PS: on a different note if more people would look at these images, read the important words and listen carefully Pete's songs maybe will have a slightly better world
Dear Robert,

Thank you for the kind words. I must confess that I am puzzled by the fact that no-one apart from yourself has commented on these pictures. The idea behind the exhibition/gallery is to make people THINK. Maybe that's not a popular activity nowadays?

Love to you both.

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I enjoyed the hand-colored work quite a bit.
I didn't quite "get it" - the concept behind the series - until I read the historical background. But this is not unusual - I have a tough time interpreting pictures "out of context" or needing me to formulate a context.
Anyway .... nice work, Frances.
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Nice pics, and I love the hand coloring. I wish I had the patience for hand coloring, I love the pastel, dreamy quality of the images.

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I found this to be quite emotional. Thank you.
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Dear Roger, when my wife came back home I showed France's work. You know Simo doesn't speak english (or french) and I translated for her your words. She found it really moving and ask me to thank in her name you both.

About thinking...hmmm not so popular today but still someone like to do it!

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