From: Mark Johnstone

                   
Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer

Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer

Marsh—Will be in Boulder Mon. Oct 20 [evening]—You working? If not, let's get together [even afterwords]. Gimme a ring, or whatever to let me know. Same phone #—[redacted]. Mark

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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer (1 of 5)

Marshall—Twas an interesting discussion we had in the wee hours that night, and I've had some thoughts on the same general subject since then, which I though I'd confer to you + solicit some feedback. I would...

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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer (2 of 5)

...not mind re-iteration of some pts, lost for my own records: i.e. discussion of snapshots done in the Aperture issue of the same name, historical perspective, what is a snapshot, etc. Even "What is art", what is an artist trying to accomplish by doing art, yr. ideas on what value art has, and where, etc, etc, etc....

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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer (3 of 5)

...One idea which evolved in thinking about yr. proposal to accept much of what is labeled "snapshots" these days, as such was that it seems to me that the snapshot was always "calculated" in its observant quality, as pointed by the one who took it. This seems an inherent part of its documentation of the family unit/experience. Does it matter then if the intent is to record, or personal,...

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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer (4 of 5)

...or to "do art" [in the "mode" of a "modern academy"]. Is it just not an evolution of the education of photographers to [unconsciously?] include + incorporate into their quickly made images, elements of design + timing which challenge the more traditional concepts of "record the kids in the center of the frame when they look their best"...

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...Anyway, so much for the ontology of the snapshot. Would still like to see sometime copies of yr. papers fr. UNM (self-portraits, etc.). Mark

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New Year's Eve bash 9 -- ? You know where. RSVP Bring a woman. I still want to hear what we never covered. P.S. Something's come up—call me.

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Marshall—Have not talked to Scott [McLeod] lately; but personally am in the midst of some rather intense (color) shooting. Must talk to you soon, though (maybe up in Denver?). Mark

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the space age concept which revolutionizes printed and/or pictorial communiques....... SCRATCH AND SNIFF now accepting input for the development of this idea.

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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer

Talked to [Michael] Ballou the other evening—says bring a sweater, the warehouse doesn't rise above 50º-55º, (oughta bring bag + pad too—he doesn't guarantee a human heater). See ya Saturday, Mark

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Having a great time, wish you where here. Mark

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Mark Johnstone to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bonnie—Eric [Minuth] and I are sitting' in the Pearl Brewery in San Antone sipping' a coupla cold ones. From here its to Texarkana and Memphis. The bicentennial S.W. tour moves on to the midwest. Shore wuz nice stayin' here @ a house wi' a swimming' pool. Will try to make Boulder's social event of the season. Even bought a new shirt for it. See ya + Marsh in a bit.

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Softball game in Denver on Sunday. Don't plan on going home Sat. night. But I suppose you might have to work. Life is such a fish surprise.

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Mark Johnstone to Bonnie Lambert

Seattle is much more of a relaxing time than St. Louis was (the difference I guess in somewhere having relatives). Am hittin' galleries, talking to a few schools, trying to get a feel for the place. Andy [Johnstone] & I felt extravagant when we got here & rented a sm. car. Flexibility is the word. When I return, M

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Bonnie—Wonder if you might send me down some of yr. ideas on what YOU'D like to see done w/ the book before we meet. Would appreciate it. Mark ([address redacted])

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Marshall + Bonnie: An exhibit you have to see is @ the Colo Sprgs FAC./ Rodeo. Best show ever, entire museum, has video, sculpture, painting + photographs (40/50 by Winogrand). Will be up thru 25th, I'm leaving around the 15th* Mark (* and will be back)

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Well, 24 hrs into our trip and all systems are go. On the road to photography (road being used in the time-change space-sense). Kazam.

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What grand vistas! What unmatchable horizons! What unbounded, breath-taking excitement in a view! (I anticipate breakfast eagerly)

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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer and Bonnie Lambert

If in the S.W. you must eat @: Western Steak House Durango Colo / Canyonlands Cafe Moab Utah / Desert Queen Cafe Mexican Hat Utah / The Beacon Bar is good in Grand Junction.

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ALL OUR TRIPS ARE DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, BUT "ONE VIEW IS WORTH A THOUSAND PICTURES," SAYS LIN.

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