I remember reading a blog post once about the way we photographers collect, collate and display our photos. The point was that we tend to be pretty boring, catagorising our shots by time, or place or camera or gig. All useful, all really sensible, all really, really boring.
Now that does make sense for working pros that need to find their images quickly and easily. For pros that have clients to service etc. But that's not me. I'm like Rob, the lead from the movie High Fidelity organising his private record collection. How did he do it? Alphabetically? No. Chronologically? No. Then how? Autographically.
So I've come up with a set of catagories for my work. Its not really that obscure, not that insightful, not that rigorously applied and perhaps not that effective but its mine.
So here are my catagories: (in no particular order)
time of our lives.
searching for the filthy lucre
us, people that is
all things bright and beautiful
built or made
planes, trains and automobiles
promises of happiness
Next post I'll start running through each of these and what they mean.