Unless we print our photographs, we might as well be playing golf.
While photography can get us out and about and give us pleasure while we’re doing it (like golf), unless there is an end result, a printed picture, it is nothing more than a time (and money) consuming recreation.
While I get than many people will be happy to share their collections of 0s and 1s on-line, this isn’t the natural end of the process. If the pictures remain on a hard drive, the circle remains broken and the physical scene that we captured has not been put back into the world in its new, real, two-dimensional state.
I’m rubbish at getting pictures printed. When I do, I always vow to do it more often. But rarely do.
Those above are just back from AG-Photolab and are C-type prints on Kodak Endura with a textured silk finish – they feel like the prints my parents used to pass around when I was a kid. I was keen to see how the pictures I’d shot on film in Poland looked when printed, and they’re superb, even when printed from low-resolution scans.
I really must get pictures printed more often…