Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath
i have some doubts in regard to the article - the Smith example is a little tenous, Smith double printed a wood saw handle into an environmental portrait that already told the viewer the great humanitarian was involved in building a wooden structure, this 'manipulation' didn't change the meaning of the image, it just strengthened it's 'artfulness'
from my, perhaps limited, knowledge of the work of W. Eugene Smith, he did not 'overly' or regularly use manipulations as this article may infer
There's a very good article on W. Eugene Smith's use of creative darkroom techniques in special issue #11 of _Photo Techniques_--_Mastering the Black and White Fine Print_. Many other good articles in that issue as well.