The artist or the tools.....
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Sunday, April 24, 2016
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What truely makes someone really great at what they do? Is it the tools they use or the knowledge, skill or artistic way they use them? Here's a little story I ran across recently that made me chuckle...wanted to share it with you. Anyone have a similiar story? Please share it with me!

 

When Jack London had his portrait made by the noted San Francisco photographer Arnold Genthe, London began the encounter with effusive praise for the photographic art of his friend and fellow bohemian, Genthe. "you must have a wonderful camera...It must be the best camera in the world...You must show me your camera." Genthe then used his standard studio camera to make what has since become a classic picture of Jack London. When the sitting was finished, Genthe could not contain himself: "I have read your books, Jack, and I think they are important works of art. You must have a wonderful typewriter." - Anonymous

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