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Mystery print that's now a mystery photograph too

Please help us identify this print (and photograph) from the 1920s. [more inside]
posted by annaramma on Mar 26, 2012 - 10 answers

A Feminist's Bum

Where can I find a print of this photo (nsfw), taken by Art Shay and featuring Simone de Beauvoir?
posted by whimsicalnymph on Nov 2, 2009 - 1 answer

She brings me coffee in my favorite cup

Please help me find a print of my favorite picture of Ray Charles. [more inside]
posted by rush on Jul 31, 2007 - 2 answers

Photograph Reproduction Methods

For many years I beat my self up because my photographs did not approach the quality that I saw in magazines. This stopped when I was assigned to repair and maintain an offset printing press. I saw the offset being a four color (five if you factor the brilliance of the paper) mechanical process while my photographs were being done in a single or three color chemical process. The printer told me that images that were to be offset rather that darkroom printed had to be slightly overexposed. When a chemically processed photograph was placed beside its' offset printed twin, they showed two very different images of an identical subject. Is a magazine photograph a true photograph or is it really something else? Can a magazine illustration accurately portray what a photograph from a negative looks like? Does this question exist with digital photography? Please discount duotone and tritone B&W printing. I have been trying to wrap my head around this for years and the question still troubles me.
posted by Raybun on Apr 2, 2006 - 12 answers

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