I’m about to take my digital photography a step further.

Slowly starting in May 2005, learning new techniques, digital workflow, Photoshop and the lot of the lot, I am now about to learn/take on digital printing. I’m looking into workshops printing.

I ponder however… “if” …

Since years I have a collage of 25 baryte prints hanging -unframed and sloppy taped- in the hallway. Every now and then I touch and appreciate the fine quality of the paper prints.

So, daily seeing few fine vintage baryte prints and two of my own made analog color prints, I wonder if I will ever have a similar feeling for own digital prints?

Or is it going to be “when” ?

Or what ?!

Fine art photography and graphic arts in general will for sure lose some of their physical appeal. The matching of a photograph with a carefully selected type of paper, this emotion resulting from the production of a physical object, and the opportunity to approach the image though its physical properties. Some of us will therefore keep printing just like some us still prefer to work with film. But my contention is that it will become a niche at best.

The days of prints are gone. Fine art screens have the upper end. The revolution is here.

Two interesting articles :″| On Photography & Printmaking
Image Disembodiment?

Studio JDH | Judith den Hollander | Fine Art Fotografie en Fine Art Prints.
Waarom ik kies voor fotokunst op papier.