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View Poll Results: do you like and make small prints

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    Some of the finest contact prints in the small range are from Paul Strand, Edward Weston and many others. When I saw the Southwest exhibition of Paul Strand I had to step up quite close to the images on the wall and it made for a more personal experience.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    I love the intimacy of small prints. In many ways I think they're harder to make than large ones. With a very limited area to play with your composition has to be so much tighter than for a larger print.

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    I remember going to A KErtesz show in Washington and seeing his 35mm contact print there for the first time. I had only seen them reproduced in books and they were always blown up to fit the book. A real print that tiny really makes you look and study the image more than a huge mega print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    I have no idea how to answer the poll question, since it doesn't define "small." Are we talking about prints under 8x10 in size?
    sorry chazzy

    way smaller than 8x10 ... <g>
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    Peter Schrager had an exhibition last year at the Valley Photo Center here in Springfield. It consisted of contact prints from his 6x6 roll film camera and his 4x5. I thought they were wonderful little gems. On the opposite wall of the gallery were 40" x 40" prints by another area photoger. I preferred Peter's work (even though I was the curator).
    I think in the current "Art" scene there is a loss of the intimate experience of viewing photographs. It seems that a lot of "Art" photographers have to keep up with the Modernist theory that photos need to be BIG to be good and to be able to compete with paintings, a notion that I have disagreed with for years.
    I am beginning to really like the idea of 5x7 contact prints even though I can enlarge that size neg. The one on one visual conversation between the viewer and photo is really sweet.

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    ironically enough John, I actually do really love small prints.
    Dont know if you saw my comment in the gallery on one of your recent images, but I've always hoped to eventually see them in a book.
    I've just never liked when I make them.

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    thanks matt

    someday .. not sure when, but someday i'll have them in a book<g>
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    3.5x5's, 4x5 contact prints and 5x7's are my favorite.

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    I've always loved 6x6cm contact prints. My grandpa had a whole box of them taken with his Rolleicord.

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