Yes I do think that if in 2112 photography is sold mainly as "holography-like projected into space, or onto surfaces, easy to make and indistinguishable from the real object" anybody painstakingly fighting with ink-jets and colour managed computer process will, artistic quality and appeal of the work apart, have an edge as he will be selling more "handicraft" objects.

The problem here is that this ink-jet computer driven technology is able to output several copies which are perfectly identical and so lose a big part of the handicraft appeal.

The traditional darkroom photographer in 2112 will - artistic quality and merit aside - have an edge also in 2112 because his process will be perceived as more handicraft than ink-jet printing, being so.

This is in fact at work in today world. A statue from a plaster cast can be made visually indistinguishable from a statue which was actually sculpted by the hand of the sculptor "breathing" all the marble dust and carefully chipping away the matter. Given the identical visual appeal and artistic merit of two such statues, the sculpted one will always command a higher price than the series production cast.

The eye will see them identically in the garden but the the mind knows there is a difference and the mind matters. It's not just the scarcity, it's the "halo of sanctity" of the hand work which IMO still sells a lot.