Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/06

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Subject: [Leica] Size Matters
From: rpalmier at (bob palmieri)
Date: Thu Dec 6 08:39:17 2007

Folks -

Hoppy & I were having a discussion in the Print Swappers' Club about  
image sizes and I thought I'd post these musings to the larger  
community in a effort to get some clear ideas on the subject.

Short version: Here are examples of 2 snaps that I shot a few weeks  
ago.  The duotone/infrared shot seems best realized as a 4 x 6 (5 x 7  
max) because, to me, it heightens the sense of discovery and doesn't  
yell out and grab you when stuck up on the wall.  (Also, in this case  
the grain has appeal for me at a certain absolute size, but it's not  
really the main thing here...)

The color tableau, on the other hand, really needs to be around 2  
feet wide so someone can peer around in various corners of the  
image.  Also, the Big Color thing seems more festive or some such thing.

I'm also debating this size business with 2 other snappers; we may be  
doing a 3 man show in a few months and one of these guys really feels  
that each one of us needs to commit to a single size for all of his  
images to foster more "unity of the individual's vision."

Anyone have a strong take on this stuff?

Bob Palmieri

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