I read somewhere we apparently don’t view photographs as art, we are much more likely to pay for a painting or illustration and put them on our wall instead. I love art as much as the next person but wonder why we don’t place as much value on photographs, particularly when they have such personal content? Is it because we are in them and are too shy to put ourselves on the wall? Do we think they will outdate over time? Are we content to keep all of our memories on our iphones these days? I hope not! I’m sure there is truth in all of those things but maybe we just need to start treating our photos more like art – after all, that’s what they are – and along with that think outside the box about how we display them? I’ve definitely been a bit of a traditionalist in the past and usually printed and framed my photos, but for my last display I wanted to go in a different direction and turn my images into something that was a bit more arty and fun. What do you think? Not everyone is going to go for a collage like this, or have the right house for it, but what I love about photography is that there are just SO many different things you can do with it. Definitely have your traditional photos on the wall, they are timeless and always will be, but don’t be scared to mix it up a little and do something different with your images too! My favourite products at the moment are my images printed on stone and framed in recycled timber. They are low-energy, eco-friendly, unique, and so beautiful! Again, maybe not for everyone, but they definitely turn your photos into more of a work of art, and maybe they are the sort of products we need to start thinking about in order to place more value on our images. I’ll blog about those soon too so everyone can see what they look like. Anyway, enough rambling – for someone who is a crap writer I hit you with way too many words sometimes, I’m sorry
Has anyone gone outside the box? Would love to hear about or see what others have done … Tell me about it here or even better post it to my FB page. Fi x
PS. My house is not often that tidy. In face, I had to photoshop a few cobwebs from the ceiling. Well I can’t help it if I’m short!
Ooh and by the way, can’t post this without crediting the lovely Laura who took our beautiful family photos last year which I used for the collage. Love your work Laura!