Of love and books

Category : Various · (5) Comments August 28, 2014

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If you’ve been following my work for a while you will know that I love to photograph a wedding, and then create a book that beautifully reflects that story. I find the magic of a book, with all its tactile romance, to be the perfect way to evoke a wedding, and from an artist’s perspective it completes my creative journey.

It can be tough, as kindles are the thing at the moment and iPads. I love the way digital images light up, but I am concerned that they are not an enduring way to display important memories such as your wedding. And you can’t display an iPad in your living room, whereas a beautiful wedding album sits on a shelf gracefully keeping the wedding photography within safe and sound for all posterity. Seriously, we’ve got nineteenth century albums at home and they’re fine. I can’t even access photos on my 1996 laptop.  And there’s a reason that legal documents are always kept on paper.

Luckily for me, books are now back in fashion. Peter Harringtons are thriving with a new rare book store in Mayfair, and they’ve got this beautiful blogpost about Love letters, which I duly share with you. Also if you have the Times there’s a whole article about what your shelves say about you. Rainbow shelves anyone?

http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/blog/love-letters-author-author-part-one/ 

So there you are. Wedding Albums are cool. Although I’d still be making them even if they weren’t…

 



(5) comments

Clare Tam-Im
3 years ago · Reply

Books are cool! We have so many here at home. And wedding photographs deserve to be showcased in albums, to be able to see them in print and be able to share that with future generations as well, nothing beats that!

    Fiona
    3 years ago · Reply

    Yes! I like to imagine peoples’ grandchildren looking through their album.

Kelly
3 years ago · Reply

Yes….I love wedding albums.

Katy Mutch
3 years ago · Reply

I completely agree! Photographs are stories, so work perfectly in books.

    Fiona
    3 years ago · Reply

    Katy that’s a great way of putting it!

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