As a digital photographer, what birthed the idea of printed byRW?
I’ve always had a deep attraction to beautiful printed content. It wasn’t until recently though that my frustration with the limitations of web production lead me to seek a medium that was more personally relevant. I love crafting and I’m not a fan of limitations. When it came to my larger projects, I got tired of thinking about web browser variations and the ways different monitors translate my color correction. I also wanted to create within medium that is more about savoring content rather than mass consumption. I feel that print has given me the freedom to think wildly and create in ways that I’m not able to on the web. People seem to enjoy my digital content, but I feel that what I’m able to present offline far exceeds anything you’d be able to experience in the .com world.
How did you decide what photo story would begin printed byRW? Was the project inspired from the story or was the story created from the idea of the project?
Honestly, I have so many ideas floating around. I just picked a concept that meant a lot to me and began building. This is an introduction to a new season for me as a photographer, so I felt it was fitting to creatively document the nature of a journey. I’m drawn to universal concepts that touch on self-identity and this series does that. As usual, the story began to take shape as I built it. Following the original set that I released as a 4x6 story, my friend Luella Mink and I began working on a 9 chapter photo novel that will be released next week. As “En Route” communicates, I guess it’s just about going with it.
Currently the collection is based off the photo story, En Route. Are there plans for other stories/collections?
Yes. I hope to release creative print projects on a consistent basis. There are ideas that I already have on paper and other creative individuals who I hope to collaborate with on future projects. I’ll be keeping busy for sure.