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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Edition of P&T Magazine - Crappy !   Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:19 pm

Considering almost all cars look the same today, with only three real choices of style, I'd say I'm all for someone doing something different. Laughing

Pipes are keeping it real, by comparison...there's polished classics brushing elbows with well-executed contemporaries. That's pretty damn cool, if you ask me.

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Edition of P&T Magazine - Crappy !   Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:26 pm

Quite a tempest about that cover.

Darn! Just when I'm out of teapots.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Edition of P&T Magazine - Crappy !   Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:37 pm

My expression of irritation in my initial post was based on the view (my view) that the cover photo on the P&T Magazine was selected based on some tangible / intangible assessment of the quality / worthiness of the subject relative to other items in the issue. In reply to my post on this subject on the Pipes and Tobacco Foundations Forum website, Chuck Stanion, Editor-in-Chief of the P&T Magazine, replied as follows:

Quote: "We choose the cover based on the quality of the photo, not on the perceived merit of the pipemaker associated with a story. You'll get no argument from me that Joe Skoda is a great pipemaker. He provided the pipe photos for his story and none were adequate for the cover. At that size/resolution they were pixilated. The gear punk pipe was sufficiently different to be interesting and had the necessary resolution.
Several times over the years I've received angry emails from people who percieve the choice of a particular cover photo as an insult to another person covered in the magazine, and I've never managed to see the logic. The cover does not represent our idea of the most important story in the magazine; it represents our best shot at printing an interesting photo that will encourage people to open the magazine. Even so, I'd be uncomfortable even implying that one pipemaker in the magazine is more important than another. They all deserve full credit.
Chuck”...end quote

So, it came purely down to quality of the photograph / ability of the photograph to engage an audience ! This could lead to a whole new series of responses on the merits of such an approach, as the recognition associated with being represented on the cover of any publications can have significant impact on an individual’s stature in their area, etc., and to leave it up to the quality of a photograph seems quite banal. In any case, I certainly appreciate the “engaged” and “pointed” discussion, chaps !
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Edition of P&T Magazine - Crappy !   Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:18 am

Nero,
Thanks for sticking your neck out, and eventually surviving the guillotine. Starting up one of the more active threads in a long time and enjoying every response. Well done!! 
We can either accept Chuck's response or go forward with more exciting discussion here. I know one individual that will certainly go on ranting about it for sure excluding you and me. Have at it Brothers.Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Edition of P&T Magazine - Crappy !   Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:55 am

wmolaw wrote:
I got an update from Smokingpipes.com (on May 30) that Nate had just provided new, fresh pipes. I went to the site to see what they looked like, and lo and behold, EVERY new pipe that had been offered has been sold, in ten days or less.

http://www.pipemakersforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8684&start=20

This new posting arrangement is cumbersome to use. I don't like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Edition of P&T Magazine - Crappy !   Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:22 am

The cover does not represent our idea of the most important story in the magazine; it represents our best shot at printing an interesting photo that will encourage people to open the magazine.

Told ya:-)
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