You make perfect sense, and you are indeed correct in your views. The question though, and that's where things break down, is the "perception" of value by collectors/buyers. We are talking photography within the "fine art" (hate those words) realm, after all. Reality is that an inkjet print, for as beautiful as it may be, is simply not as valuable. I'm not trying to minimize the work that goes into or be a snob, because I have printed plenty using Piezography inks and the best from Epson, but it just isn't the same. Personally, I have always felt that I wasn't accomplishing anything, which also made it difficult to market and present myself properly. Trust me, I wish it was different so I wouldn't have to dip my fingers (with gloves) into potassium dichromate, but it isn't. It may change, but I seriously doubt it.
Originally Posted by blansky