I know one of those essays were mine...
In an interview published in the October 2009 issue of Focus, Sarah Hasted makes several interesting points on this topic of print scale. She is the co-owner of the Hasted Hunt gallery which exhibits several extremely large colour prints.
- forging a wall-size color photograph would be "impossible and horribly expensive." (Especially the dye transfer prints, it seems)
- it's hard to pinpoint when the extremely large picture market started, but "not as long as 20 years. Maybe more like ten, Fifteen maximum."
And my favourite quote from the article....
-"The size of the picture needs to match the aesthetic of the work. If they're just making big pictures to make big pictures.... it's pretty wallpaper."
Action 4x5, HELL YEAH
Your works remind me of portraits in Fairfield County
Now, one of these days I am going to attempt to write more succinctly, in your haiku-esque style ;
CiM stalling? OK you've at least got a photo to publish now.
I'm sort of a newbie. It's hard for me to write on any authoritative level to this audience. But I'm a prolific photographer.
what a great story!
thanks for posting this, and the images
from your journey.
I made the decision to step away for a while due to lack of freshness. And as a result I have been carrying my Zeiss 35mm RF with me. No pics, but I have it. I have rediscovered an old hobby, astronomy.
We have all been there.... learning to accept that it is simply part of the process is key. I found fighting these fallow times to be counterproductive. Even the earth takes time off (winter) to rest and renew... and spring is so spectacular.