jdef - "Imagine making a print without having chosen a subject. That would place the print ahead of the subject in the hierarchy. Is it possible? I don't know, what do you think? "

Well......I thought I was getting into depths over my head but you just drowned me. How about placing a sheet of unexposed paper in the developer and flashing the room lights on for a second to get that wonderful smoky ripple effect. That's about the only way I can think of to place the print ahead of the subject.

But as I said you drowned me