Re: The value of the handmade

From: SteveS ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 03/16/05-01:10:28 PM Z
Message-id: <001901c52a5b$d507dce0$4802280a@VALUED65BAD02C>

Bare in mind what Ansel said about the Brennan Group that met in Berkeley
before their Group f-64; Defender came out with a ready made paper, which
could be the attribute of post modern photography. Once we could make
prints on a photographic paper of consistency, the asset was like the
invention of the shutter to bring the end of modern photography into a post
modernism that gave everybody an equal chance to make good pcitures.

Steve Shapiro, Carmel, Ca
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From: "Ryuji Suzuki" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: The value of the handmade

> 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 13:10:49 2005

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