I really enjoy looking at this image, however, I have yet to print it. I am holding off in general, from printing because I am rethinking the whole notion of how to “exhibit” imagery in a gallery setting.
I am seeing images from other photographers that are presented “nude”- without glass. Often these images are printed on canvas, and are many-times quite large. These images to me, have a huge visual impact, and are nearly impossible to ignore.
They contrast with the traditional black-framed, white matted, under glass examples that I have been using since my college days. I think this school of thought was for some reason established during the heydays of monochromatic printing. I think that era was during a time when photography was still not considered by many artists to be a legitimate art form. I think that issue motivated the de facto leaders of the photographic movement to establish some rules as to what was acceptable. I think that format is being broken. I sure am inspired to “break out”.