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    It's All About the Print: An Article

    I've just written an article that tries to explain my personal attitude towards black-and-white silver-gelatin photographic prints. It started as a kind of a love letter to a print, but then I made it a bit more practical, focusing on some aspects of print presentation which, I think, are being forgotten. Overall, I was trying to clarify why the print matters more to me than an ephemeral digital image does. I look forward to your feedback, and I hope I have not been too controversial with some of my statements.

    You can find it here.

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    You have asked for feedback and I would suggest that the print is something that could be made by various expert technicians over a number of years in a multifarious of different ways. But the original capture of the negative is unique.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Nice article Rafal.
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    Thank you, Clive and Peter.
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    Rafal: The article was wonderful as are your photographs. I love your passion. Never lose it. Alan.

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    A very nice article indeed....

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    Really enjoyed that Rafal, thanks for sharing.

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    Very good article. Well done!
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    Thanks, everyone, that's very kind of you to share your appreciation. I'll be thinking of a next subject.
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    Nice explanation of your work. I particularly liked the first paragraph.

    One niggling point as regards to your mounting, if you will allow. Overmatting mounted work usually refers to the window laying over some portion of the margins of the print, printed or not. It appears that you are floating a window over the mount board, with a "well" surrounding the mounted print, if you are in fact presenting in "classic" fasion.

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