On Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 4:25, afterswift@xxxxxxx <pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote > Why this Silver list is important: The division between film and > digital presages an evolution in the directions within photography. > I think it's a positive event because it clarifies our personal > choice within photography. It separates folks who go for short range > to those who are dedicated to long haul objectives. > > A similar shock of visual technology hit painters when photography > invaded the field of portraiture. The painters turned to the > expression of pure idea, which photography at the time could not > equal. Now photography can imitate abstract art, but never outpace > the hand artist in this field. > > Therefore it's not a question of whether digital will replace film. > The issue is where the individual photographer wants to go. Does he > want to walk hand in hand with history or instead follow temporary > concerns. > > It's obvious that the film photographer will be a minority, but one > which will be highly respected and trusted and perhaps even > financially rewarded by Western societies. FIlm will remain as a choice, for technical and/or artistic reasons, but we must acknowledge that it is and will be used by a dwindling minority. Before the beginnings of photography, there were many more artists than there were after. tOM -- Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur -- ,__@ tOM Trottier _-\_<, 758 Albert St., Ottawa ON Canada K1R 7V8 (*)/'(*) N45.41235 W75.71345 +1 613 860-6633 <a href="http://Abacurial.com">Abacurial Information Architecture</a> Q, Q, </ </ This world, after all our science and sciences, is still (`-/---/-') a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, ~~@~~~~@~~~~~~ to whosoever will think of it. --Thomas Carlyle ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.