Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The Joy of the Darkroom and Thanks!
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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:51:06 +0100
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I remember when someone first showed me how to use a 5by4 camera... he said
that every one of those knobs gives you a million ways to fuck up a photo.
Same with photoshop. But I agree with you, I love alternate printing and I
think the process can be as important as the product. My process at the
moment is Cone Piezo! BTW 5x7 is too small checkout this baby


> I want a wet darkroom because I want to learn the craft of printing.  I'm
> not interested in doing it on a computer because I sit infront of one
> hours per day as it is.  At some point, I'd like to learn about
> processes and do platinum-palladium printing from 5x7" negs, or bromoil
> prints from 6x9cm Agfa Clack negs.  I don't care if it's quicker and
> to make prints on a computer.  I don't care that my prints won't last 5000
> years.  Photography is ephemeral.  Deal with it.  I don't care that making
> 100 prints is much harder than making one.  I want a wet darkroom BECAUSE
> it's that much harder to make 100 prints than 1 print.  That way, when I
> give a matted, framed 11x14 print to someone for their birthday, it'll
> something more than if I popped the Zip disk into the drive and hit
> There is satisfaction to be gained in doing well at something that
> effort.
> M.
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> Martin Howard                     |
> Visiting Scholar, CSEL, OSU       |    Science: To question reality.
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