Black and White, Color, Editorial, Everyday Photos, Photography

Barns

Barn #1
Barn #1
Barn #2
Barn #2
Barn #3
Barn #3

 

As mentioned previously I’ve been focusing more on other parts of my photography. I love blogging and other online pursuits, but there is something more satisfying about putting prints in people’s hands.

I’ve written before about why I feel prints are important. Not just because they put money in an artists pocket, but because all our digital images are ephemeral. Each of us is so inundated with the an explosion of images that it all runs together. It can be sensory overload. Images that resonate, that really speak to us, in my opinion need to be preserved in some other way than a hyperlink or a jpg on a hard drive that will some day soon be unreadable as technology marches on.

Prints are not eternal. However, they do have a longevity that can last a lifetime. I make prints of my own work for myself all the time. Partially because I use them to aid my memories of my experiences, footnotes to the passage of my days.

Then again, sometimes I just take pictures of barns. All currents in the same river.

© Desmond Manny 2015
Black and White, Color, Everyday Photos, Flowers, Photography

Sakura

Sakura #1 - March 2015
Sakura #1 – March 2015
Sakura #2 - March 2015
Sakura #2 – March 2015
Sakura #3 - March 2015
Sakura #3 – March 2015
Sakura #4 - March 2015
Sakura #4 – March 2015
Sakura #5 - March 2015
Sakura #5 – March 2015

It is that time of year again. I always make the opportunity to capture a few of the cherry blossoms that can be found all over the neighborhood yearly. In retrospect I should have waited an hour or so for the position of the sun to change and give (in my opinion) a little better light. Still, I love that second image.