Create: Blurb Wall Art

As you might already know, Blurb recently introduced wall art and part of my job was to test the system. (Same for everyone else at Blurb.) This was quite a fun time as it allowed for all groups to work together, and even in a small company like Blurb, it is easy to get wrapped up in your personal funnel and not get time with colleagues.

Nobody had to convince me to make prints. I print all the time. Always have and always will. I’ve mentioned this before but printing can intimidate. Reducing a shoot to a single image can mortify those who haven’t been trained in the wicked art of the ruthless edit. I’m often met with “It’s impossible,” when I ask photographers to select their chosen few. My response is always the same. “No, it’s not impossible, it’s just editing.”

I made samples of all three materials. Canvas, metal and acrylic. I was already a fan of metal and acrylic but was impartial to canvas until my sample came back. Now I’m a fan, especially after I found out I could design all four edges of my print and NOT just the center panel.

I could have chosen 20×30 samples but decided to go small and tile them near my desk. Two of these images are from New Mexico and the other Uruguay, but all remind me of things I deem important. They hang above me as I write this email and remind me that my work is not yet complete.

6 Comments on “Create: Blurb Wall Art”

  1. Have you still got that medium format Fuji? I kind of remember years ago a post about some of those images above shot with it. I might be wrong though.

    1. Sean,
      No, I gave it back to Fuji. It was a long term loan. VERY interesting camera. Fragile but really fun to use, and small. Both 6×6 or 6×7.

  2. “….remind me that my work is not yet complete.” …..No….it provides constant inspiration to keep on keeping on brother!

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