I spent much of the past weekend scanning with a bulk scanner prints from my albums of A4 prints. That's cleared a lot of shelf space so my living area is less cluttered. It's also made my archive far more retrievable than the paper prints had become: it's easier to search on the computer than to leaf through albums. Reviewing the prints myself as they were loaded in to the scanner's feed tray for semi-automatic processing was also an interesting process of self-(re)assessment.

I'm about half way through the pile of pre-digital prints, and that's just my pictures which I thought worth printing large at the time. What I do with this archive is a completely different question... No answers yet myself but I feel there's a lot of good work there which isn't currently getting aired, constructive suggestions welcome. But entirely concentrating on past work risks being an archivist more than a photographer.

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