Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] print pricing
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 09:17:48 -0500
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I certainly won't accuse you of being a Philistine, but I will certainly
say, "you can't be serious."

Certainly we all learn from seeing, observing, studying, the work of
others. But is our goal really to see something we like and go ape it -
or do "better?"

The only thing that keeps me from spending money for prints of certain
photographs by photographers whose work I admire is the price tag - I am
more in need of money for film, processing, promotion, and equipment
than I am in need of a work of art for the wall. But then I don't have
the house filled with my own photos on the walls either....

B. D.

Ray Moth wrote:
> Michael E. Berube wrote:
> (snip) . . . If you want to pay (and are able) what it costs, great, if
> not, admire it in the gallery until it is sold or even better: grab the
> camera of your choice, go forth and make your own art. Like cutting
> one's own wood for heat, creating your own Art warms you at least
> twice. :)
> ======================================================================
> I fully agree. My reaction to seeing a great print is not to want to
> own it but to go out and try to do as well or better. I'm inspired to
> try but not to buy. I can't imagine ever paying money for someone
> else's work. Do any others feel that way too? Maybe I'm a Philistine?
> Regards
> =====
> Ray
> "The trouble with resisting temptation is
>  you never know when you'll get another chance!"
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