Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/23

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Subject: [Leica] LUG Print Exchange January!!
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue Dec 23 17:25:35 2008

I do think making a print and having a book made might have some vague
overlap but are two completely different topics.
When I like most people over the decades practicing photography want to see
my latest picture I make a print of it.

People now can make make a digital file and never have to make a print.
They upload it to a gallery or to a service which makes a print or a book.
Or any number of other things.
To me in a strong way it's a jpeg by any other name.

Getting a nicely designed packet with a stack of prints in it all made in
different methods on different paper by different Rollei people, and guess
what with Rollei cameras coincidently enough, was a nice experience.

It did not feel like getting a book in the mail.
Not even vaguely.
I don't think these two things overlap or otherwise threaten each other.

Books are nice but my "book" over the past 15 years has not been a book.
But a stack of fiber not RC prints in a box.
Before that I had a "book" of my best work.
People would flip through it.
I'd make sure the prints were in the right order and the pages were fresh.
No one tried to order one.

Mark William Rabiner

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