So, back to the TYPE class; I've watched Ali pull her layouts together and oh my, does it make me want to make some layouts in a traditional manner again! I've always been a big fan of her clean and classic style. So why don't I just do it? Well the main reason is a constant conflict inside of me about stuff. Storing physical product. Mostly, though it's storing the end product - albums and more albums. Yes, even physical Project Life means at least one album each year. They're bulky and heavy when full. I'm trying to simplify and feel I'm losing the battle in my house!
But... I do love having a tangible album to look through and keep up to date. Storing digital layouts and then having printed in one book each year MAKES. SO. MUCH. SENSE. I just don't think I have patience to wait.
I always think at the start of each year, that I'll record less. Yeah right, that's never going to happen. I love taking photos. It's my passion. I love recording snippets of everyday life. We forget so much. I just read this quote which sums this up:
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." AARON SISKIND
I think the only way around this is to keep doing some of each. To tap into all sources I'm drawn to and let it work itself out. I mean, for me it's pointless deciding to go all digital for the sake of storage and find I just don't enjoy the process.
What I've decided is that I'm going to make a photo book of stories for my TYPE class lessons. That will satisfy my digital and typography pull. I might let myself loose on my personal 6x8 album with some physical product. And Project Life... I seem to be in a system for that.
As we've tipped over into the second half of the year (!), I'm going to let myself start thinking about how I'll approach everything in 2016! Doesn't that sound weird?
How do you decide your format? Are you concerned with storage?