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.