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Old 05-06-2017   #27
Roger Hicks
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Originally Posted by Erik van Straten View Post
No, I've never seen handmade prints. The printer can make as much identical prints as he likes. That is the reason that famous paintings are priceless and prints of famous photographs are for sale.

Dear Erik,

How are you defining "hand made?"

What about dodging? Burning? Exposure? Toning? Local bleaching? Hand colouring?

Identical? Not really. Remember the Ansel Adams saying that the negative is the score, and the print is the performance. Try buying an original Ansel Adams print of Moonrise. Why do you think prints made by other people from the same negatives go for less?

And... um... famous paintings do get sold from time to time. Van Goghs, for example. Expensive, yes. Priceless, no.


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