Who do you envy?
Do they show or do they tell. Their perfect alibis for doing so much talking without any pictures is because only the print matters. That is the answer you are to see. See? Only see? It is so present, so magical, you must stand in awe before it. find a gallery to buy from; hunt but you will not find. The alibi set is so exclusive they have no gallery representation. The gallery wasn’t good enough.
finding gods to follow: repeating their phrases, singing seeking their praises.
Do you begin with answerable questions; do you permit answers other than yours. If you gave up by the 70s, do you have anything useful to say in your seventies?
you can buy the print, but only in person.
I have no prints for sale. (catch 22)
Like the old: we could have ham and eggs if we had ham and we had eggs.
he has to defend his commitment. maybe explain his stumble — potential in youth isn’t enough. knowing the weston’s isn’t enough. knowing isn’t enough.
Of course alternatives are okay, if they are “well printed” — and, anything other than silver-gelatin can’t be well printed. Unless it was sanctified in some way — like from my book publisher.
[am in drafting-mode of a Stieglitz post ]
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