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In Memoriam - Matt Quinn, Revisited Collection

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We all wonder what will become of our photos once we are gone. Some may live on forever on photo forums such as ours, slowly buried in time and topics. Others will live on as displays on walls of friends and family, or in photo books collected over time. I will always treasure the Matt Quinn image below, which is printed beautifully and hangs in my living room, the first of a collection of the art created by friends here. And I'll treasure the little book of Cape Cod images he made up just months ago.

Since Matt is heavily on my mind today, I thought I would start a thread to repost some of my favorites of his images that we've all enjoyed here. Some were images he re-edited with our feedback and got a result he liked better, others were originals. I'll add more and if there's a Matt image that stands out to you, please add it. Starting with the print, one of several variations on his beautiful Tiffany lamp. I think we can all agree that he had a way with shadows that was his signature look.

His was a beautiful spirit, and he will be missed.
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Post by Charles Haacker »

I'm so sorry he is gone. I love that you have posted some of his best work. Matt was rapidly developing the ability to see in monochrome thanks to that trusty Leica of his. I used to think I could do it but really I just shot B&W because I could process it. Unless we are completely color-blind it takes training and discipline to see the tones instead of the colors. Thanks, Min, for honoring him here.
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Post by PietFrancke »

these are beautiful, thank you for these memories

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Charles Haacker wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:10 pm
I'm so sorry he is gone. I love that you have posted some of his best work. Matt was rapidly developing the ability to see in monochrome thanks to that trusty Leica of his. I used to think I could do it but really I just shot B&W because I could process it. Unless we are completely color-blind it takes training and discipline to see the tones instead of the colors. Thanks, Min, for honoring him here.
Glad you saw this. I miss Matt rather terribly. He was a treasure and an inspiration to me. I’ve been working on a piece to add to this, so thank you for resurrecting it.
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PietFrancke wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:45 pm
these are beautiful, thank you for these memories
Matt did some remarkable work. It was a joy to revisit it.
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Post by minniev »

Even before Chuck kindly brought this thread back into the forefront, I'd had Matt on my mind a lot. He was a lot of inspiration to me, and I cherish what he gave us here.

The last email I got from Matt, a few days before he died, simply said "I caught this morning morning's minion". I recognized it as the opening verse from Gerard Manley Hopkins "Windhover". As I've thought of him over the ensuing months, I decided to make a printable version of the poem and use one of his images, and one of mine, as a personal keepsake. The bird is mine, but the seaside image and the feather image are Matt's.
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Post by Psjunkie »

I remember the feather....nicely done

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Agree. I remember too. Nicely done.
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Mike, Frank,

Thank you. It was a labor of love.
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Post by PietFrancke »

minniev wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Mike, Frank,

Thank you. It was a labor of love.
it shows, thank you also for introducing me to that poet, and thinking of Matt brings sadness and yet a strange comfort - he mattered!

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