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Subject: [Leica] A bias when collecting photographs
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Sun, 3 May 2020 13:45:27 -0700
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Oh yes, I just finally bought a print of Moonrise. I have seen many silver
gelatin copies in galleries and museums, including 24x30 and larger. This
$30 poster is definitely more than good enough.

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 1:38 PM Richard Man <richard at> wrote:

> 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> wrote:
>> 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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