Medium format photography the old way, is it advisable?

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knickerhawk wrote:

D Cox wrote:

Mark Scott Abeln wrote:

High-end art galleries, when they exhibit photography, typically like film — especially very large prints with an exceptional amount of detail, like you find with medium format cameras and larger.

This has more of the old-school craft about it — in fact, the more hand-made the photo, the better.

Serious art buyers often want something that is unique and irreplaceable, something that can’t be duplicated. For this reason, hand-made photo papers, and hand-coated emulsions are highly desired, as well as alternative processes such as the platinotype.

http://www.alternativephotography.com

While film is almost completely gone as a casual consumer medium, I think that it might have a long future as a fine-arts medium.

I agree. Traditional hand-crafted photography is taking its place alongside etching and wood engraving as a print-making medium.

But this is essentially the same argument that was originally made against photography as a fine art. I find it rather interesting that proponents of the medium are beginning to "eat our own" and bicker among ourselves as to what kind of photography is and is not "fine art". We should have learned that lesson at the beginning of the 20th century.

Yep.

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