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Subject: [Leica] Experimenting with the iPhone
From: hjwulff at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:46:34 -0700
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I have a print I bought through the, alias Mike 
Johnston by Paul Caponigro and John-Paul Caponigro, his son. What it is is 
an inkjet print of two images on one 17x22 sheet; a black and white by Paul 
from a 4x5 that I have really liked since I first saw it in the 60's, and a 
colour print by his son that complements it marvellously, taken on an iPhone 
4. If it works, it works. It would not have been better if Paul had shot his 
image on a Leica and John-Paul had used a Hasselblad 100mp back; in fact, 
that might have been a worse combination.

Henning Wulff
hjwulff at

On 2016-09-20, at 1:41 PM, George Lottermoser <george.imagist at> 

>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 3:20 PM, Mark Rabiner <mark at> 
>> wrote:
>> Well I actually never have either old a print from the Lug Gallery or a
>> Facebook gallery. But my body of work grows as I get older and I ain't 
>> dead
>> yet.   I have in my life sold prints to collectors and had shows in
>> galleries.
> Yes. I too have sold prints to collectors; had one man shows in galleries; 
> participated in group shows; and curated and judged museum shows.
> In FACT my most recent ?art print? sale did actually come from someone 
> seeing a screen image on Facebook. 
> It was one of my IR photographs with the M8;
> another camera which you?ve expressed disdain for.
> ;~)
> As far as I?m concerned collectors will purchase for what ever reasons;
> and not be limited by what they imagine the camera may have to do with it.
> I?ve sold SX70 polaroid prints; both straight and manipulated.
> I?ve sold 4x5 and 8x10 polaroid prints.
> I?ve sold silver prints, inkjet prints, RC prints, silkscreen prints, 
> stone litho prints, prints from engraved metal and wood blocks; mono 
> prints; and I have no doubt if someone loved an image of mine made with an 
> iPhone that I could produce a gorgeous print from the file. It will of 
> course have the ?look? of the tools used in the making; just like all the 
> technologies which have preceded the current technology: whether 
> ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, collodion prints, tintypes, the 1960s prints 
> from extremely grainy 35 mm negatives which many loved and bought, the 
> gorgeous  12x20 contact print that currently hangs in my living room, and 
> two other living rooms of ?my collectors?? that?s what I love about 
> photography? no limits? however small? however large? however 
> ?alternative?? it all speaks to me? as long as the creator has something 
> interesting to say - visually and with a serious interest in aesthetics.
> fond regards,
> George
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