Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
... It belongs to those process in which the image has an indexical (apologies to Charles Sanders Peirce) relationship to subject matter. This small group of processes includes death masks...
This must be what intrigues me about the photograph of the death mask of Abraham Lincoln by Steichen. What could you call that? Self-indexing-cross-reference?

Reading Adam's autobiography. I'm still getting my head around the idea that Steichen wouldn't give Ansel Adams the time of day. So now I feel like I have to take sides (I'd side with Adams).

You know I appreciate Silver Gelatin prints and other analog prints. But lately, as I consider art that I might appreciate in the future... I think it may be more important to appreciate the artist first, then ask what process they followed to get those results.