Recently purchased a wonderful hard cover book titled Photo-Wisdom by Lewis Blackwell. The book is a collection of photographs and thoughts, from over 50 of the worlds best photographers, about their work and the about the media in general.
What may be of interest to those of us who work with medium format are the words of Edward Burtynsky.
"No matter what, I want to photograph the subject where it has found its greatest expression. The ideal way to then experience the work is in the large format and in large prints. With a four-by-five-foot print. stand in front of it, drop into it, put your face six inches away from it and see the detail or stand back and get a sense of the whole. Ideally that is the way work is best seen, although you can get a sense of it through a book or the Web. The real thing is the forty-eight-by-fifty-inch print where you are having a bit of a body experience, one that makes us contemplate, and meditate on the world we are creating. Photography is one of the few ways you can achieve that experience."