Re: The value of the handmade

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;>
Date: 03/16/05-11:58:42 AM Z
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From: Richard Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: The value of the handmade
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 08:27:53 -0700

> A point well taken. The silver gelatin print in my mind is not quite
> a handmade print. Been there and done that, but in terms of
> handmadeness not to the level of most hand coated processes. I don't
> get the same satisfaction of having made something from an enlarged
> silver print as I do with a hand coated one. This is is a highly
> subjective feeling but one I get similar feedback from students
> on. My comment was in terms of the sweat equity that goes into the
> print or in the example the rug. Obviously a bad rug with a lot of
> sweat equity in it is still a bad rug.

I suggest you try real handmade silver gelatin prints. You'll realize
that the sweat equity is higher with this process than many
others. That's one reason people don't want to do it.

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)
Received on Wed Mar 16 11:58:50 2005

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