Why printed photographs are so important

August 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

One of the best quotes I have seen recently is from Vint Cerf VP of Google who is quoted to say that "If you have a picture you really care about, you'd better print it" This is so true as we are in an age of so many images being taken, we become desensitised to them.

It is only when we have the physical print in our hands it really connects with us. This is also why I believe that there has been a resurgence in vinyl records, as this is something tangible not just a mp3 held on a computer or in the cloud. Cloud companies come and go, who remembers “my Space”? even worse, who had pictures on it?

Storage media gets updated regularly, I first started saving images on floppy disk, then CD rom, then USB.  My new Mac Book Pro does not come with USB anymore, but now Thunderbolt 3. So when you receive a USB stick with all your wedding photographs on, how may years will you still be able to use it?

A print is something that if printed correctly, can last a lifetime and be handed down when we are no more. How much would I give for just one more photograph of my mum who died a few years age. At weddings is a great opportunity for families and friends to get together, when they are over people move on, grandparents pass away.  To be able to pick up a photograph for me, takes me back to that place and time, more than any other medium.


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