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The lifetime joy of printed photos

We often forget that photos become more valuable as we age. This photo essay featuring Nonna Connie and her photo collection is a reminder that we should print out what we care about, as photo prints may be your most precious belongings when loved ones are no longer with you.

This is a photo essay that will make your heart melt, and will hopefully inspire you and your clients to print the photos that you care about so you can enjoy them for a lifetime.

“Connie is living testament that we should hold photographs in our hands and celebrate them for as long as we breathe.” – The Beautiful Collective

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Proven benefits of photo prints

Phototherapy is a field of psychology that encourages interactions with photos to help improve an individual’s well-being, while the theory of haptics concludes that objects we can feel produce a greater emotional response. We’ve delved into the research to pull out some facts, and summarised some of our own findings.

Phototherapy is a field of psychology that encourages people’s interactions with personal and family photos to help them understand themselves better. Haptics is the study of the sense of touch, that believes objects we can feel will produce a greater emotional response. We’ve delved into the research to pull out some facts, and documented some of our own findings, so you can share them with clients to increase their appreciation for prints.

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Creating photo keepsakes

Many professional photographers expend all their energy photographing and preserving memories of their clients, but what about their personal photo collections? It’s time to tame and master your own photos, with a little help from Katie Kolenberg who planned and created 15 albums in 8 months.

This time we bring you a quick guide to conquering your personal photo collection, and feeling the intense satisfaction that can bring. Portrait photographer, mum and all-round-creative Katie Kolenberg explains how seeking refuge from the 2019 summer bushfires followed by COVID-inspired isolation in 2020 gave her the space to plan and create 15 family albums in just eight months, and why the biggest benefits are yet to come.

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ANZPA winner interviews with ‘Paper Journal’

Explore the stories and photographic practice behind the winners of the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award 2019, captured by Patricia Karallis, editor of the contemporary arts magazine, ‘Paper Journal’.

Paper Journal is an online and print magazine that presents the best in contemporary visual arts and photography, care of contributors from Melbourne, London, NYC and around the world. In support of the Awards, founder and editor, Patricia Karallis, published interviews with the Australia and New Zealand Photobook Award 2019 winners at paper-journal.com.

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