Printing my music photographs is the way forward. Pulling out my photo enlargements from my portfolio case a couple of days ago, resulted in that familiar warm, excited feeling. It’s that sensation you can only get when you are holding artwork that you had the greater hand in producing.
It’s a weird feeling though because it gets stronger over time. What do I mean by that? If I print a photograph that I took a week ago, I’m too close to the moment of the event to really appreciate it; it was too recent. If I leave the image for an amount of time (I’m not talking years here, maybe only a couple of months), and then I open up Pandora’s box, it feels like the treasure inside is not my own. And that elevates my senses. I start to see things that I never saw before and my eye lingers longer.
With this in mind, I've set myself a challenge for the year: to print five photographs per month over 2016. That may not sound like many, but at £10 a shot for a 12"X18" print, it ain't a cheap endeavour.
But the alternative is to print smaller or not to print at all. Large prints are more satisfying to me. And photographs don't belong on computers, they need to be printed so that we all get a chance to experience our own warm feeling.
Prints will be available for sale and I'm currently looking at ways to make them available through various channels. Also, a photobook idea is developing well; watch this space.
Please get in touch if you're interested in purchasing any of my photographs or commissioning me for a private or live shoot.