OK, so that’s a silly title, but isn’t the original London Bridge now in Arizona? Aaaanyway….
Sometimes the hand-wringing is worth it. There were a couple of aspects to the printing of this image that I wanted to improve, because this A1/33″ print will be heading for Arlington, MA, once signed and numbered. This is why prints still hold the utmost importance to me. A computer screen can never compare to a large, carefully made print!
I’m currently working on a new series involving a stretch of river near to my home. I’m printing those images as I go along, as it is helping to shape my own feeling for the work as it unfolds. Computer screens are great for looking over collections. They’re great for experimenting with changes to images and harmonising bodies of work, but they are no substitute for the experience of looking at a particular print. In the same way, looking over loose prints is nothing like looking at mounted, framed, hung and lit prints. We all like to think or brains can make that leap, but I am not sure any of ours can. As for why, well, that’s another topic!