I know this thread can go downhill quickly and I hope it doesn't but here goes anyway.
I have been doing juried art shows this year and I am showing 32x40 inch framed black and white prints I make on an epson printer from 8x10 film. Some of my patrons love the fact that I still shoot film but then we get into the inevitable discussion about printing. First off they think they are silver prints but I explain to them they are giclee, a term I hate using by the way. Calling them ink jet doesn't sound very flattering either. I try to explain to them that I had been a silver printer since I was a boy and had even worked at a lab back when they still had such things. I try to explain to them that for the work I am doing today that I couldn't achieve the same results any other way and feel it is the best method to produce the look that these prints have.
I am trying to come up with an honest yet better way to describe this process. If any of you have any suggestions I would love to here them.
An observation I have made is that the people who are buying my work are not concerned about the process but are instead buying the image. The people who want to have lengthy discussions about the process once had a dark room and in most cases have no interest in buying my work anyway.
I would love to develop some brief statement that brought people back to admiring the work and not get hung up on the process.
I am not embarrassed about my methodology and I am not trying to appear better or worse then anyone doing wet prints. I would just like people to focus on the quality of the image, that is if they feel it has any.
Any advice would be appreciated.