Sunday, 26 October 2014

An American Dream


Paradox: two weeks in NYC flew by and before we knew we were on the plane back to Belgium. Still, the city trip feels like a never-ending journey. You know, it’s the memories, souvenirs and moreover the pictures that keep our American Dream going.
 
The thing is, creating a photo album is not that easy. Whether you go online and create a digital book that you get printed or you go old-fashioned with “glued” photographs, presenting a holiday (or any other happening for all I know) picture-wise takes time. It all starts “on the spot” (i.e. holiday destination) where you shoot, well let’s say everything and that way end up with like 2000 snapshots of a two-week-holiday (anyhow, that’s me).
 
After homecoming you get to upload the images to your computer. (I am one of those who don’t do analogue anymore, never really did actually. I was born on the edge of the digital era, you know.) Then comes the hardest part: selection time. What images are the best and need “printing”? Dilemma alert because you’ll only know for sure if you made the right choices once you see the “paper” versions. Somehow however you manage to deal with it because a few hours of reflecting upon the picking part later and after having placed your photo-printing order the time is right to create the actual album.

That’s where I am at the moment; searching for the right compositions and combinations of all the NCY experiences and views that we got to enjoy over there last August. I’m glad it takes so long, because – as said a few paragraphs before – it makes the trip a never-ending journey.

P.S. What kind of photographer are you: do you go digital or analogue all the way or do you combine digital (camera) with “glued” pictures and “analogue” albums?

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