At this moment, I have 4,972 photos and videos on my phone. It’s just insanity. Most of them are duplicates, and of course, most of them will never be printed. In fact, unless you have kids and you order school pictures every year, many of us are not likely to print as many photos as we were obligated to in the old days, when we took a roll of film to the drug store to be processed.
In my article for the Kitsap Sun this month, I touch on the idea that the current pre-occupation with the informal and spontaneous nature of cell phone photography has influenced the way we display our photos. We are less likely to hang the formal gallery wall of posed family photos, as our parents and grandparents did or still do, and more apt to create loose informal displays, using alternative means of printing them.