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

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Subject: [Leica] Size Matters
From: nathan at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Thu Dec 6 22:07:10 2007
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I think it is good to have some consistency of sizes in an exhibition, 
that's for sure.

BTW, I am surprised the message got through my spam filter, given its 
title ;-)


bob palmieri wrote:
> 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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Nathan Wajsman
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