SLR Photography Guide - June Edition 2019

slrphotographyguide

A digital magazine for photographers. Featuring student images from our Online Photography Courses over at https://www.slrphotographyguide.com/photography-courses/

Intoday'sdigitalage,wearesousedtoseeingourimagesonascreen.

Weseethem onourlaptops,tablets,andsmartphones.Buttheprintisa

dyingmedium.Whenisthelasttimeyouprinted4x6printsofaholiday

trip,insteadofjustsharingandtaggingthem onFacebook?

ConstantineManossaysaphotographdoesn'texistuntilitisprinted.Ifa

photographisn'tprinted,itonlyexistsmetaphoricalyinpixels.Printing

aphotographmakesitphysicalandbringsitintothe"realworld."A

printedphotographhastexture,weight,andtakesupphysicalspace.

Inamanifestocaled"ThePrint,"ConstantineManossharesthe

importanceofprintingourimages:

“Therearestilphotographerswhobelievethataphotographdoesnotexist

untilitisaprint.Thereremainsintheirmemorytheexperienceofworking

inadarkroom andrecalingthemagicofseeinganimagegradualyappear

onapieceofpaperinatrayofliquid.Ifprocesedandstoredproperlythis

printcanlastforgenerations.Itbecomesatreasure.Itcanbeframedand

hunginafavoritespot,tobecomeanobjectofdailypleasureandcomfort.It

isarealobjectwecanholdinourhands,notanegativeoranimagefloating

aroundinspaceandstoredincoldmachines.Letuscelebratetheprint.”-

ConstantineManos

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