I am back, resident of New Zealand, and my photography has changed. The barren beauty of this country has me shooting photos of buildings in empty spaces, and of my family. I am deeply relaxed and happy with my lot and I struggle to type a Facebook status update, let alone a blog post.
However, I am moved to Tumblr by the advent of two things.
1: Someone printed one of my photos 12 x 8 - mounted and framed it, they then gave someone as a gift. I was utterly moved by this gesture.
2: Someone ran an errand for me and developed a film - they returned with prints. I haven’t printed a film in years and I usually hate looking at 6 x 4 prints of anything. They appear small and constrained and flat and ghastly. But, yet, out of this film 2 photos went straight to the fridge, secured by holiday trinket magnets, and another 2 will be given to to family. Gestures I almost surely wouldn’t’ve ventured if I hadn’t (accidentally) printed a roll.