As mentioned previously I’ve been focusing more on other parts of my photography. I love blogging and other online pursuits, but there is something more satisfying about putting prints in people’s hands.
I’ve written before about why I feel prints are important. Not just because they put money in an artists pocket, but because all our digital images are ephemeral. Each of us is so inundated with the an explosion of images that it all runs together. It can be sensory overload. Images that resonate, that really speak to us, in my opinion need to be preserved in some other way than a hyperlink or a jpg on a hard drive that will some day soon be unreadable as technology marches on.
Prints are not eternal. However, they do have a longevity that can last a lifetime. I make prints of my own work for myself all the time. Partially because I use them to aid my memories of my experiences, footnotes to the passage of my days.
Then again, sometimes I just take pictures of barns. All currents in the same river.