If you are like me you probably have a computer, DVD’s or hard drives full of photographs and very few of them have been printed. With digital the sky’s the limit! So, we shoot and shoot and shoot. But, photography is an art form that should be more than virtual 0’s and 1’s on a computer. I am always amazed at what people see or feel when viewing my work. I am not so concerned about whether they ‘like’ it or not but that they had some reaction to it.
Recently, I heard about a project that really appealed to me. I have followed David duChemin for several years. He has written several photography books and is the founder of Craft & Vision and he speaks the same ‘language’ of photography that I do. One of the things he continually supports is getting photographs off the computer screen and into the real world. He came up with the idea of printing some of his photographs and leaving them for people to find, hence the name…Left and Found. I really like the idea, so I have decided to create my own Left and Found project.
I will be printing some of my photographs and leaving them at various places to be found. I will put a note on the back with a link to this page and a note that the ‘finder’ is welcome to keep the photograph or leave it for someone else to find. Making photographs is a creative process and for me it is very satisfying to to find new ways share what I create.
I will also post each photograph on my blog that I have left for people to find and briefly discuss why I took them.I have no idea what this will inspire in myself or in others but I am looking forward to finding out!
Just click on an image to take you to the page that describes it!