To me, the printed photo it is of the upmost importance because we take for granted the thousands of photographs that are washing away with technologies many changing tides. When I got my first smart phone I remember going CRAZY taking images, enthralled with the exceptional quality I could accomplish with this new iphoneography medium. But, it has gotten to the point where I never have enough space on my phone to take new pictures because I already have so many! ...And I back up and erase photos all the time... So, I can tell you that I absolutely love digital images and I love what can be accomplished with just an iPhone (check out this wedding shot with an iPhone). It's even a great place to start if you'd like to improve your photography skills. Check out this article. For me, sharing digital images via social media (mainly Instagram because I love it so much) has been crucial to staying in tune with loved ones over seas, appreciating the details in my life, and keeping my visual creativity eye wide open.
So back to the printed photograph. After years in the darkroom, crafting gorgeous prints on thick archival paper with a real tangible grit to it, the digital age of photography came at me suddenly. I woke up 10 years later realizing I needed to stop and think about what was happening to photographs. With fewer photos being printed professionally than ever before (me being a part of this problem), I wanted to remember the value photos had in my life. Where would all these photos go after years of technology changes and millions of photos washing away with it? I wanted to be sure to have photos available for my son, Braxton, to sit down and look at on his birthdays to see where he came from and where he was going.
As someone who loves learning about holistic health, I know that a part of emotional balance is surrounding ourselves with positivity. Honestly, I feel much more positive in a well-lit space that includes images of loved one and beautiful places. So, in this post you see my quaint workspace, but I'll be going into friend's homes to see what the printed photograph looks like in their world. Stay tuned.
What do photographs mean to you?
Do you have a preference on digital sharing or printed photographs?
Are you emotionally affected by imagery in your home?
Have you ever been in a place where you felt
How would you describe your choice of photographs when decorating your home?
Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by documenting everyday life–revealing what authentic, adventurous and lovers of life we all are.