My editions are *very* limited in any way, my bigger print production is for the PSPE (Pure-Silver Prints Exchange) and we're talking of a dozen of prints every 6 months ! Does this make them invaluable ? :-) Claudio Bonavolta http://www.bonavolta.ch PS: and *NO* I don't destroy negs either !!! ----- Message d'origine ----- De: Snoopy <snoopy@xxxxxxxxxx> Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:23:49 +0200 Sujet: [pure-silver] Re: Editions and Numbering À: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Dear Harry, > >well I think "limited editions" are only worthwhile if they are truly >limited i.e. you need to DESTROY the negative after the limited edition >is printed. > >This in itself is something so truly horrid and alien to me that I would >NEVER do it! > >I mean: here we are talking about archival negatives, prits, toning and >all that jazz and then we should destroy all that hard work ? > >No no, I am afraid such actions would badly influence my mood, weight >and sex life, :-) hence I don't do it. > >ARGH. The temperature outside just dropped about 5 dgrees :-) > >Love, >Snoopy > >-- >"Cetero censeo, digitalem esse delendam" > >Harry Lock wrote: >> Hi All >> >> All this talk of fibre-prints has got me thinking of the age-old >> question - "To number, or not to number". >> >> I am sure this has been discussed here before, but if you don't mind >> could I raise the question again. >> >> How many on the list print photographic prints and sell them as 'art' >> - in galleries, etc. (as opposed to printing for commercial clients >> and commissions.) That is, you take a photograph, decide it is worthy >> of selling, make some prints and frame or mount and sell them through >> a gallery. >> >> If so, do print an edition, ie.limiting the number of prints, and >> number the prints accordingly? >> >> Then the questions are: >> How do you determine how many to to print from the negative? >> Do you print then all at once - same paper, chemicals, toners, etc., >> or do you print on demand from a catalogue say. >> If you choose to print on demand, and let's say you have chosen to >> print the previos images in the edition on 12 X 16 inch paper, and a >> client order a smaller or larger image, is it still part of the 12 X >> 16 edition, or do you stick to your guns and say it comes in only one >> size? >> When you price the work, does the selling price increase with the >> edition number? ie prints numbered 1-10 = $100.00; 11-20 = $150.00 and >> prints 21-30 = $200.00, and so on. >> >> And then the last question: does the numbering of prints really >> increase the value of the print, and does the average buyer really >> understand the concept and appreciate the value of a limited edition? >> >> Sorry for all the questions - it is looking like one of those dreadful >> surveys we all try to avoid. >> >> Cheers for now >> >> Harry >> ============================================================================================================= >> >> >> 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. >> >> > >============================================================================================================= >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. > ============================================================================================================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.