Looking down St Stephen’s Road – Norwich, UK 2007
This week the portfolio pages of my website were updated. Hurrah! It’s only taken me about ten months to get around to doing it. I like the idea of having a place where the best of my work is displayed. The only dilemma i face is what to put on the site. So far i have seven galleries with an eighth in development. I’m being careful with my choices. Can you have too many photographs on your website? I think you can.
I’ve been taking photographs for over twenty years and have built up quite a number of photographs that i regard as my best work. The oldest gallery dates back to 1997, so i’m not going too far back, and the most recent was shot just two weeks ago. I’ve only just started going through the work to see what i’m going to add. One plan is to have a secondary ‘legacy’ area where older work is placed as it is rotated out when new work is added. I must admit though that i regard the age of photographic work as pretty much irrelevant. If a photograph was a great image in 1940 then it’ll be great in 2040; more so, because it will gain in historical value year on year.
Anyhow, for the rest of this year and into 2010, i will be adding bits to the portfolio and experimenting with the look of the page. I really don’t want to add too much, but i do want to show enough of what i regard as my best ( and most interesting) work. It’ll take a bit of time to get right but the journey will be worth it.