Over the past month I have made some significant cuts to the work showcased on my site. After having had my photography site operational for a decade, I not only felt that the work displayed had become overwhelming in volume, but I also felt it was no longer all reflective of me. I have been spending more time exploring a variety of film cameras and film, and at the same time my work with film has been affecting the way in which I work with digital equipment and files. In this exploration and growth, I have also become more critical of my images and more conservative in what I feel is worthy of sharing. To that end, I have rearranged the layout of my galleries to hopefully make it more visitor-friendly, while not totally abandoning my favorites among my older work.
The older images that I chose to preserve on the site are now categorized under one of the two "Archive" collections - digital for strictly digital images, and film for images shot with film cameras. Digital is broken into smaller galleries based on subject, with room to add galleries if my subject range should branch out in the future. Film archives are separated into galleries based on the cameras with which I created the images. Though there is a mix of subject matter within each gallery, I feel that the personality of each camera made for a more cohesive grouping than the subject of each image. Also, most of them are landscapes of some kind anyway.
My newest work will now be housed in the "Recent Work" - this is a mix of digital and film work, posted in chronological order of either when the image was shot, or when it was developed/scanned/edited. These galleries will also be listed under the "Featured" links on the main site page for easy access to my latest work. As I add to this area, I will remove the oldest of the Recent Work and move the images to their respective archive galleries.
My People/Events category is unchanged, that will still be where personal photo shoots and event photos will be housed for easy access by the subjects.
Now that this reorganization is finished, I can get back to adding more work! My latest addition to the site is a gallery of bird photos: https://deddoarts.zenfolio.com/p803053731 This is a collection of images taken in my back yard over the course of 2017 - 2018. Coming soon will be the other digital images I collected over the course of 2017-2018, and then as I catch up on scanning negatives I'll be able to add to the film images. I'm very excited to share the work I've been doing on the film side of things, though the images are fewer due to film limitations, the process is a longer labor of love.