I was recently asked by Laura whether I print any of my pics to hang on my walls. I’ve considered doing this many times, but for some reason never did it. My answer to Laura was that I’ve taken to printing my favourites on my postcard printer and sticking them on the fridge with magnets. Laura said it must be a very decorative fridge but surely too urbane for my images.
So this made me think because I grew up in a generation where printing was the only way to get your pictures, and also I like being creative. What I also like is the square picture format on instagram, and all this together made me decide to print my favourite pictures in polaroid format, then stick them in an album and use that as a coffee table book.
The way I did that was very basic – I had an empty album lying around, I created a polaroid template in PowerPoint, added my pictures and printed. And voilà – coffee table book. Some would say I could have had a book printed but I honestly like the look and feel of holding an album in my hands and touching the pics.
I’m very pleased with the results, and I’m sure I’ll be picking up this book often to browse it.
What do you do with your pictures? Print? Just look at them online? Make a photo book?