Re: The value of the handmade

From: Richard Sullivan ^lt;>
Date: 03/16/05-11:58:18 AM Z
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A point well made.

Now just one question:

Doesn't anyone around these parts work for a living? So much time online??



At 11:59 AM 3/16/2005, you wrote:
>From: Richard Sullivan <>
>Subject: Re: The value of the handmade
>Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:39:53 -0700
> > If by this you mean making your own emulsion, ripening in a silver
> > vessel and all of that, yes, quite a chore. I have bounced around
> > the idea of making matte finished POP paper on my machine.
>You can use a vessel made from glass or glazed earthware. You say
>quite a chore but that is how the process was practiced in early
>years. With some kind of mechanical stirrer the chore is reduced.
>The point is that, although you equate silver gelatin process with
>modern commercial films and papers, those commercial products are just
>one kind of embodiments of silver gelatin process and should not
>be equated with the process itself, especially if you emphasize the
>connection to history.
>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 13:10:09 2005

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