I’ve been thinking about photobooks of late, and how they fit in with what I learned yesterday about mirrors and windows. Recently, I was talking to my partner about possibly printing out a book for each of the last few years as a record of what I have been doing. I’d planned to fill them with some of my better images, most of which I now know are windows, i.e of places and events I have visited. No, he said, they should be about people. I quote “Nobody wants to look back through family albums and see endless travel shots. They want to see photos of people they know and especially family“. In my enthusiasm for travel and improving my technique, I realise I had forgotten that; all my own forays over the years back into the family archive have been to see how the people have changed and to recall memories of events and get-togethers where we were together. So the question for me now is how to reconcile these two polarities in a single book, or whether I should make two for each year, one of mirrors and another of windows. I am going to post this on the OCA forums to see what views other people have about the conundrum, as this is something I want to work through alongside my coursework in the next few months.