In a time of Instagram, when perfectly styled homes, children, outfits, and even color palettes appear to be ubiquitous, documentary photographer Laura Beth Davidson’s photos are like a breath of fresh air.
Do you remember the days before digital cameras and smartphones, when the only way to see a photograph was to have it printed? We do too. And with Mootsh, it’s become our life mission to help you go back to that: printing your photos. From us to you, here are a few of our favorite reasons why we think photo prints kick digital photos’ butts, big time.
First of all, if you’ve already started selecting and collecting your favorite photos every month, CONGRATS!! The hardest part is behind you, and no matter what you do with them, you are now consistently printing a curated selection of your best photos, and that in itself is a victory! If you haven’t started? It’s not too late! The key is to stop postponing the moment you start, and just do it. And Mootsh can help you do just that!
In an era of endless to-do lists and multitasking, doing one thing at a time, at a slow pace and on a regular basis, is a lost art — a skill that we’ve more or less forgotten. At Mootsh, we want to help you relearn this forgotten art.
If you’re anything like me, you probably have somewhere between five and ten thousand photos on your phone. Most of them you rarely look at, with the exception of those rare moments where your flight is delayed or the doctor is taking too long and you’ve got the time to flip through, endlessly.
When we discovered Claire Guarry’s photos, it was love at first sight. Her images truly felt like the epitome of what inspired us to create Mootsh: an anthology of photos that tell stories in a powerful and genuine way. The images document her children’s childhoods and her family’s wanderings. Their freedom and love for each other. The result: incredibly beautiful images that convey emotions in an honest, wild, almost raw kind of way.
One of the first things I learned when studying photography was the difference that exists in English between taking a photo and making a photo. In French you can only « take photos », in English you can « make photos ». I am drawn to what that implies.