Quote Originally Posted by Mr Man View Post
. So how do you describe your work so as to inform the viewer that it has been created from a totally analogue process and differentiate it from work that has been produced on a computer and then just printed onto photo .
Obviously another digital vs analog slugfest.

In the first place NO fine art or even decent digital print is "just printed onto photo paper."

In digital as in analog. The process starts way back at viewing a scene or subject. The "photograph" is first and foremost processed in your brain. All your prejudices and experiences converge to aid you in making the decision that that subject or scene has potential. Then and only then do you decide to use some sort of recording device to capture and store it.

Nobody on earth can do what you just did.

From there you work with your recording device to make that scene or subject a real physical object that you can share with other people or just horde and look at yourself.

There are numerous platforms and processes that enable you to do that and when you are done, you are the only person on earth that could do what you just did.

To take that unique object and reduce it down to a process is doing a disservice to you and to the various processes available to you. You, your brain, your hands, your experience, your emotions have created something unique and you wish to advertise it as a process?

The tools you have chosen to create something have no bearing on the value of the object unless you decided to degrade it by labeling it that way. Your technique is merely a means to an end. And if you take that work of art/craft and need to label it, then you have not advanced to a place where your work has enough impact to sell itself.