To: Marshall Mayer

                   
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Mark Mayer to Marshall Mayer

Marshall, Looks great!!! Thanks for taking the photo. I'll give you a bunch more when you get here. Mark

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Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer

Dear Marshall—Trip here was okay but Mark & the cat made noise the hole [sic] way. We have an apt. [street address redacted]—64111. It has a bed that comes out of the wall. We don't have a job yet & are down to 6$ but I got my bike tuned & it purrs. We don't have electricity until later today so had to take baths by candlelight. Studio real big!!!! Write soon, Mark and Brenda!! the 22nd Mark & I got jobs!! wowie. zowie. Marshall—you have to send the 125$ or wee won't make it through the 1st—okay?!!

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Mark Mayer to Marshall Mayer

Marshall, Sorry I left so quick. I wanted to stay longer but $ was short. My show has been moved up to Sept 16 so that's when we will be in Boulder. I can't wait. Write again soon, Mark

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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 and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer

Marshall, Thought you might like this on your wall. Tetons and Yellowstone are deserted! We are in Madison campground tonight and it has been snowing off & on all day. Talked to this guy about restaurant & lodge business this morning over a cup of good coffee. Talk to you later... Mark & Brenda 1 The only one

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Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (1 of 6)

10-7-75 on the day we left Marshall, Never a dull moment today on our way to Fremont Lake. We got here at 11:00 about an hour ago. This is a series...

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Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (3 of 6)

...$336 and some odd cents for 4 new 6-ply steel belted radial tires!!!!! Kind of blew the budget but the truck rides a lot better now. We got out of there at about 5:30 and drove into a storm. About 10 miles north of Rock Springs it started snowing and...

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Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (4 of 6)

...it hasn't stopped yet. We are sitting in 4" of fresh wet snow. It is beautiful but I couldn't go much over 40 for the last 80 miles stopping every 10 minutes to clean the wiper blades. Pain in the butt!!! Tetons should look OK tomorrow if we can drive out of here....

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Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (6 of 6)

...We will call you near the end of the week if you don't find 2 frozen carcuses [sic] on your doorstep before then. Mark & Brenda Hi Marshall

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Mark Mayer to Marshall Mayer

Marshall, We saw this mountain Sunday while sailing—unreal!!!! I am applying for school here—I think I can get in for the winter quarter and I don't know how we will pay for it yet. $545 per quarter for 9 or 12 credits. I think only 9 credits will transfer from NM cause they don't require art history here. Write us and tell us if you got the Mazda. I'll send a slide of this trailer soon. 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) Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer (2 of 5)

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) Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer (3 of 5)

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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Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer (5 of 5)

...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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Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (1 of 3)

12-10-75 Marshall, It was good to talk to you the other night. We are doing better here now and I found out that I can't get into school until spring quarter. But I have made arrangements to work at school now. I can't afford school now anyway! When you come out here be sure to bring your negatives—the ones where we are together or of Bob [Figgis] & I—anything. I'm thinking of doing a series of print-drawings of my history. I'm going to check out skiing Howdy Duty! ...

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Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (2 of 3) Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (2 of 3)

Mark and Brenda Mayer to Marshall Mayer (2 of 3)

...areas this week so we know what to look for when you get here. If you want to get Brenda something for Christmas you might think about ski poles—Mom & Dad are sending us money for Xmas and I think I'll get Brenda a pair of sticks and boots if I can find them cheap. I'll get her on skis yeat [sic]!! I'm going to give you directions to our place now. Assuming you will take I90 west, go north when you get to I5 and...

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