Printing Images

One thing I've noticed with the advent of digital photography over the years is that we no longer print our images. Yes, I'm just as guilty of this as the next person when it comes to making prints. See, when I first started taking photos with my father all them years ago, digital photography hadn't been invented. We were using 35mm SLR's where you had to do everything manually. Every shot had to be thought through and executed correctly as each roll of film only had 24 or 36 exposures and once that roll was filled there was no deleting images to make space for new ones. Instead we had a small home made darkroom at the top of our stairs where we used to develop our rolls of film, and I can still smell the familiar smell of the developer chemicals.

Onto today and we have memory cards that can hold hundreds and even thousands of digital images. They are then uploaded to the various social media sites for all to see and then forgotten about. I've noticed it when booked for weddings or taking photos of newborns, the first thing I'm asked is can I supply the images on a USB stick. Don't get me wrong, I'm more than happy to supply my customers with their images in digital format but I'll do my best to convince them to have at least one printed image so they can display on a wall at home. There is just something about holding a printed image in your hands that triggers memories and stirs emotions.....

Sòlfar. Printed on Aluminium Dibond

Sòlfar. Printed on Aluminium Dibond

Aguille Du Midi. Printed on Hahnemühle 285gsm Torchon paper

Aguille Du Midi. Printed on Hahnemühle 285gsm Torchon paper