Quote Originally Posted by Sean
So as far as your concerned, a hand crafted c-print and a "digital c-print" produced by a machine are identical in their intrinsic value? I just can't stomach that because it seems misleading and a bit too convenient, but I guess it is a buyer beware market..
Much of the most highly priced colour work from some of todays "best" photographers takes this route

It isn't about "hand crafted" vs "machine made" - which is pretty much a false dichotomy. It's more about getting the best looking image/photograph that fits with the photographers vision.

A "hand made" (if you like) digital colour print usually offers the photographer vastly more control over the final print than does the "traditional" wet darkroom process (I'm talking "C" prints in the context of this discussion - not exotic and expensive colour carbon processes or almost impossible to find dye transfer process etc).