From: Clay (email@example.com)
Date: 04/29/03-03:39:26 PM Z
> There's also the fact that when some folks say "experiment," they don't
> mean just with a toner or developer. They mean with an image, a
> a visual idea or an aesthetic. My feeling is that in whatever
> you buy pt/pd, the cost is inhibiting to experiment.
I see your point. But it occurs to me that I may value my time even
more. I know I am much more reluctant to add "one more coat" of gum to
a print that is pretty much "there" if there is a danger of ruining the
whole thing than I am just guess-timating an initial platinum exposure
based on previous negatives and curves and the like.I guess I'm saying
that accumulated time investment may make one just as conservative and
risk-averse as financial investment might.
> To quote Man Ray:
> an artist has to have absolute contempt for his (in those days we
> only had his) materials -- or words to that effect.
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