Yes I am also sure that process does matter to Thomas, but he can reasonably choose not to emphasize it...
I can think of only a few "process photographs" that really impress me- they are the first images by Niepce and Talbot and so forth.
There must be harmony between process and vision - between the path and the destination - for the fine art to emerge. Photographers can easily become over-obsessed with one or the other to the detriment of the final result.
Anyway let's keep digital out of this. I use it for some things, and happily, and unapologetically. It's complete bunk to throw it all out because some people use it only for convenience or for happy snapping. I mean, I have seen some gawdawful LF work, frankly, that upsets me because I know firsthand how much each sheet costs So what. Everybody gets to do their own thing.