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Re: SPE and alt update

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Jack Brubaker <jack@jackbrubaker.com> wrote:
  What's wrong
> with calling them "photo gravures"?

The craft of making copper photo gravure plates is more complex and
offers many more ways of manipulating the image. It is an
accomplishment to make a good copper image. Anyone who has mastered
the copper process would want to keep the historical term "photo
gravure" for their work and not see a new process that relies on a
manufactured plate that streamlines the process claim the same name.



friendly sarcasm alert::::  

yeah, this is kind of like oil painters saying that acrylic paintings shouldn't be called paintings.

and more seriously...

I just feel that artists have enough challenges, and don't need fellow artists belittling their
choice of materials.  If those who use copper plates feel the need to make that distinction
then they certainly should, but don't tell others what they can or can't call their works.  I mean,
if the final images are so similar that we have to use labels in order to tell the difference....


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