Not all photographs work in print. From a design perspective, sometimes I am unable to use my favorite images from a shoot, because there isn't enough negative space, or the feel of the photograph doesn't fit the use-case. The same problem occurs when selecting images to hang on your wall. The feel and aesthetic of a room or even the frame you own may dictate the picture choice, rather than selecting images for their appeal when they stand alone on a computer screen. Last weekend we hung photographs from our Europe trip in July, prompting me to revisit the gallery of images I had saved.
We chose to hang 15 small, square images. I found it was much easier to commit to printing many small images than going all-in on one large print for the wall. It also offers an opportunity to switch out images and themes over time - maybe with the next trip. With this format, the 15 images had to have a cohesive look and feel.
15 photographs doesn't necessarily capture the entire two week trip, though. And, as mentioned before, sacrifices had to be made with some of my favorite images in selecting these 15. So, I am following up my first blog post showcasing Prague with more images from Budapest. We spent a few days in the city over a weekend, getting a glimpse into the night life and bath culture, and found some amazing cafes, restaurants, and architectural gems along the way - you know, typical Europe stuff.
More images to come from Vienna and Salzburg.