Thursday, March 15, 2012

Digital Coming of Age

Recently some of William Egglestone's photographs sold at auction for a record $5.7 million. See the details here. The significance of these prices lies in the fact that these were all digital inkjet prints.

Egglestone is someone whose images were traditionally printed with the dye transfer process, one of the most elegant and permanent color processes. If digital inkjet is good enough for Egglestone, there is no need for those of us who have been toiling in the digital world for years to apologize for digital technology that we use today.

Today we are blessed with both traditional and digital technologies. May both live long and prosper!