about Photoworks

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Two months ago I wrote about my desire to organize my best photos into their own corner or archive on this blog. I’ve been thinking a lot about:

- what do I consider my best or most interesting photos
- recognizing their importance as art works in their own right
- how to organize the new photo archives
- using the blog as archives of my art AND photos
- knowing the benefit is more for me than for readers
- how some photos were used in my art works in the past
- knowing that some may be used in future prints
- and some may be printed as art photos
- taking time to go backwards over past posts to select the best
- pausing to read some of them, like looking into a diary, reviving memories

So, I finally bit the bullet and did it this weekend! Erika, my new tech assistant (thank you!) set up Photoworks up in the left bar, with subcategories below. Sifting through three-and-a-half years of posts (over 900) one by one, I tried making selections with a critical eye. It was interesting for me to note that in the first year I did not post many photos (except of my art work), and when I did they were small and conservative. In time, I began to take more interesting photos (the SLR digital camera helped) with the blog and sometimes possible future artworks in mind. I also began playing with the scanner more. Now that there’s a place to park them, I look forward to putting up many more photos, old and new. Feel free to have a browse through Photoworks and let me know what you think.

July 23, 2007 in Blogging, Photoworks, Textures by Marja-Leena