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Re: "ultimate alt process"

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  • Subject: Re: "ultimate alt process"
  • From: Trevor Cunningham <tr_cunningham@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:23 -0700 (PDT)
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like any good story, true or false, our wish to believe or be skeptical is purely driven by emotion...if it was a true experiment, it was science back then...today, in this forum's context, said work challenges the line between ethics and art...true or false, the concept is fantastic and serves as a powerfully expressive vehicle

Judy Seigel <jseigel@panix.com> wrote:

> Quoting sam wang :
>> Here's what qualifies for an ultimate alt process:
>> http://alecsoth.com/blog/2007/07/23/now-thats-what-i-call-an-alternative-process/

The History of Photography List (among others) have published many
accounts of early photo methods and experiments, all with serious and
credible documentation, whether or not the process "succeeded".... This
one -- at least from the version cited on the site -- sounds like pure
(ie., unadulterated) fantasy. And since none of the comments published on
the site seemed to seriously challenge the tale, I have to assume they
were carefully "selected."


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