Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
Take for example a guy who carves wood. He hand carves a piece of wood and makes an elephant. That to me is a hand made piece of work / art
But from his perspective, your idea of a photograph being 'hand made' would be an elaboration, if not an insult to his profession. To a sculptor of stone, the wood carver might be seen as a lesser 'hand craftsman'.
'Hand printing', 'physicality' and 'tangibility' are terms which were appropriated to emphasise the virtue of traditional photography since the advent of digital. Before digital, it was just a given.
Personally, I maintain that this self-consciousness about the process is the biggest threat to traditional photography.