The Leicamans creed


by Bellamy /

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The Leicamans creed
My mate Joe Aguirre wrote this, as a testament to his Leica after watching Full Metal Jacket. The Leicamans creed.

This is my Leica.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My Leica is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My Leica, without me, is useless.
Without my Leica, I am useless. I must fire my Leica true.
I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to photograph me.
I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…
My Leica and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make.
We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…
My Leica is human, even as I, because it is my life.
Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its parallax.
I will keep my Leica clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.
We will become part of each other.
We will…
Before beer, I swear this creed.
My Leica and myself are the defenders of my photography.
We are the masters of our subject. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until my photography is legendary and there is no digital , but film!

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12 comments on “The Leicamans creed”

    Clive France November 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm / Reply

    And then there are those who believe photography is about the image…

    Tobias W. November 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm / Reply

    Don’t know about this. It 90% less funny than what the Joe thinks it is.

      steve November 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm /

      I I think it’s 99% less funny than he thinks. Camera more important than the image…

    ZDP-189 November 19, 2012 at 12:11 am / Reply

    Ken Rockwell had some thoughts on this:

    Rene November 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm / Reply

    And then he shot his photography trainer and shot hymself whit his leica. Joker sacanned it and uploaded to facebook.

    joe November 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm / Reply

    I only use my Leica as a necklace

    ben November 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm / Reply


    Michael November 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm / Reply

    Absolutely Nutty, the video, not the Leica!

    stanisław żółczyński November 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm / Reply

    Joe the necklace. Photografica in Copenhagen had a whole set of minature leicas done in brass, some two inches big. Reporter 250, M3, IIg,. Perfect for necklaces with thick gold chain. Perhaps you could get the in pure gold, who knows. Stanis

      joe November 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm /

      I cant pretend to be a photographer with an actual necklace tho.

      stanisław żółczyński November 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm /

      I admit I too used to be a baddie carrying my M6 in my hand like a gun.

    stanisław żółczyński November 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm / Reply

    Oh, by the way. Wonder why nobody mentioned The Leica Gun or in german Leica Gewehr. Forget of getting one, AK47 is much cheaper. And you can always fix Bullet cam in it`s grenade launcher.

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