Over the years our views and tastes change. We also acquire new skills and interests. We also start to forget some of the things that once made us us. An example from my own life is that I once enjoyed programming. No computer problem was too small that I wouldn’t try and find a programmable solution to it. Now I hardly know where to start and that is really because I no longer have any interest or drive to program.
I now have over 20 years of digital images in my photographic collection which is also a record of the last 20 years of my life. In that time my photographic output has waxed and waned but one constant has been the relentless improvement of photographic software. Over the past few months I have really pt my photographic collection onto a much more secure footing. Whilst undertaking this process I became aware that there were a whole series of digital images that would make great images with the application of modern software and my level of understanding and control of the said software. This is a very long way of saying I have decided to revisit and remaster images from the depths of my collection and perhaps make a book out of what I have found and created.
Sounds simple and at one level it is. However, what I hadn’t anticipated was that there would be such a large number of images from each of the years. At this rate I might have to make a series of books rather than just the one. What a first world problem!