Re: The value of the handmade

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;>
Date: 03/15/05-10:00:14 AM Z
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Would you ditch "alternative process photography" and use "handmade

Another point. Quite a few digital printers use techniques to make the
prints look handmade. Gluing prints on canvas and smear wax over the
image, etc. Maybe the name needs to be "old style handmade

I think the value is connected to the history and small scale
methodology of processes to make the image and the print, not so much
to the photoreactive chemistry. In my view, different appearance of
the finished prints from those of Polymax dipped in Dektol or inkjet
prints may be an epiphenomenon, although it may be more intuitively
obvious distinction to average people.

Ryuji Suzuki
"Well, believing is all right, just don't let the wrong people know
what it's all about." (Bob Dylan, Need a Woman, 1982)
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