Monday, 28 January 2008

In my case DNG's & tiffs

"Negatives are the notebooks, the jottings, the false starts, the whims, the poor drafts, and the good draft but never the completed version of the work... The completed version a print should be sufficient and fair return for a magazine's investment, for it is the means of fulfilling the magazine's purpose ,,,, The print and a proper one is the only completed photograph, whether it is specifically shaded for reproduction, or for a museum wall. Negatives are private, as is my bedroom " ....

- From W. Eugene Smith's letter to Life, refusing to allow the magazine to have possession of his negatives.

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