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Subject: [Leica] Experimenting with the iPhone
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:31:46 -0400

Congrats Ken! That'll pay for a few carbon fiber titanium enhanced lens
caps! I never found what my final bids were on my deals like that but my
hunch is it was way less than an even grand!!

On 9/20/16 7:39 PM, "Ken Carney" <kcarney1 at> wrote:

> My largest print sale was an 11x14 b&w silver print, for $1,000.  I felt
pretty good about it, almost like a vindication of my time and cost 
> photography.  That was in retrospect, as I actually don't 
remember that much
> of the event.  it was a sale at a charity auction 
with an open bar, toward
> the end of the auction.  The purchaser is a 
very well-known art collector,
> and when it was hammered down she 
collapsed and was carried out.  I presume
> emotions overcame her after 
scoring a purchase like that.


On 9/20/2016
> 3:41 PM, George Lottermoser wrote:
>> 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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