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The family photo album.

This week I spent a day sorting approx. 500+ prints created over a 6 month timeframe. All the images are for a family photo album spanning the last 15 years.

To think that only 30 years ago anyone who took photographs of family holidays, birthday parties and the like could drop the rolls off to the local chemist or mini lab. Then usually within a few days they have the pleasure and excitement of the reveal. Moments forgotten, yet captured on gelatine to be remembered and enjoyed repeatedly. Each time the shutter was pressed you knew it was one less shot. And every roll of film was usually printed, edited and then placed in a family photo album or the shoe box, for easy reference of the good old days…

The attached pics of the sorting table shows that the family album still lives on. So wether your shooting film or pixels, try remember to take some time to edit and print off the best and pop them into a safe place. You never know, one day these pictures may be the only reference to times gone by.

Prints were made on Fomabrom 111, Glossy FB paper stock. Image size 5/7″, doubled up onto cut 10/7″ sheet of paper (chopped from a 10/8″ sheet). All prints are then spotted and heat pressed and cut to final 5/7″ size. 2x copies of each image and a spare for Murphy’s Law!

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