Re: Signing Your Work

From: christine shepherd ^lt;>
Date: 11/10/05-03:56:47 PM Z
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what do you all think of this....

a lot of my prints get mounted to odd surfaces, so there is no back of the paper, and the surface it's mounted to acts as the 'matt' and 'frame' i have taken to engraving my signature on the wood, metal, what have you on the right underneath the image, and on the back in permanent marker will be print information....does anyone feel this is unacceptable? will archivists look upon this in horror? :)


You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.....The Sky is round, and I have heard that the Earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The Wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

~Black Elk

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From: Kai Hamann <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 22:38:01 +0100

>Hi Michael,
>I prefer to sign with a medium hard pencil on the back with title, signature, date. But if it complements the print I donīt hesitate to sign on the front under the image. And I began to blindstamp all good prints -- including those made for other photographers -- with my printers mark outside the image area in the lower left corner of the sheet. People love it and it is nice to leave a proof of origin on all pictures I like.
>Have a nice day
> Kai
Received on Thu Nov 10 16:07:27 2005

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