Up until 2007 all photos I made were analogue and therefore already printed. When I got my first digital camera I stopped printing my images completely. It seemed redundant and expensive. In the last couple of years my opinion on this has started to change again. I missed having something tangible in my hands and the mere existence of pixels on a hard drive started to feel unsatisfactory.
In early 2018 I ordered my first A4 sized prints of my images from online printers. They were nice enough, but it wasn’t quite what I wanted after all. I then decided to buy a printer myself. After some research I bought an older Epson A3+ printer, equipped it with pigment inks and bought some fine art printing papers for testing. The first results were expectedly horrible. The colours were completely off. I had to fix my colour management first. Which I did at first with the help of Fotospeed profiles and later a colorimeter by X-Rite.
Finally, I got some pretty decent results. It pays to persevere in this. The next question was, what to do with the prints? My wall space is limited, and it seems too much effort to just store the prints in some drawer. Making photo books, was my eventual solution. I have added a Books page to my website where I will share some of my experiences with my handmade photo books.