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Subject: [Leica] A bias when collecting photographs
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Sun, 3 May 2020 13:38:37 -0700
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For you personally, I don't see any problem with having a bias. It's just
what you prefer. No one should dictate whether you should eat sushi or a
hamburger right? ;-)

Galleries that cater to "dead old photographers" still prefer silver
gelatin prints. It has a certain cachet that might or might not be there.

OTOH, I am now printing mostly on "fine arts" paper, mostly on kozo and
washi, and have gone way past "silver gelatin".

On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 8:59 AM Richard Clompus via LUG <lug at>

> I?ve purchased fine art photographs from galleries over the years from
> photographers that have excited me.  Usually they are from photographers
> that I read about during my college years.   I?d love to have a silver
> halide print from Henri Cartier-Bresson or Eugene Smith but at $30,000 USD,
> they are out of my league and only a dream.
> Even though there are really nice looking fine art b&w prints from ink jet
> pigments, I somehow don?t give them as much respect as a silver print when
> purchasing as a fine art print for my walls.
> Does anyone else have this bias?
> Be well,
> Richard
> Richard Clompus
> California
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