Originally Posted by mdarnton
I spent a substantial part of my photography career in the darkroom printing other peoples' work. This idea here that a great printer is one who makes great negatives that need only be printed on one grade of paper----that sounds as bad to me as the idea that a great driver is one who can drive perfectly on a straight, well-paved road with no ice and no other traffic.
Your point is well taken, but John is correct that I was refering to what I can control which is my own work.
For sure printing other people's work is another path and an other challenge that requires a flexible approach.
My approach certainly is narrow, and that is the point.