I began my love affair with photography in the film era. Back in those days, if I wanted to display my photos, I had to print them, mount them, and then find a place to hang them. There was no Bēhance to offer me instant gratification.
​​​​​​​But I never lost my taste for the print medium. It confers a creative satisfaction I do not get from the backlit screen. Shown here is a display of 13 x 19-inch prints from my recent Bēhance project, Machinery. They are on display in a local coffee shop—in the top row, just above the framed photos. (The latter—photos of old Waltham—are part of the café’s decor.)
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Why the modest size, only 13 x 19 inches (33 x 48 cm)? Simply, it’s the biggest my printer will go. Despite that limitation, the prints have a lot more presence in real life than would appear in these photos. When the time came, recently, for me to take them down, the staff asked me to leave them up. Customers are enjoying them, they said. That was all the reward I needed. I regard them now in semi-permanent status.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I’ve included some other photos, below, that convey more of the café’s ambience.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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