Fairytales – The Blog

Many of you would've heard of or read the book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo or are watching her series on Netflix.  We wrote about the book when we first read it way back in 2017. Some of you may have engaged the services of a Professional Organiser to get your home or office organised. There are many principles of home organising that can be applied when organising your photos.

We have been in business for nearly 6 years now and I personally have been designing photo books for 15 years.  We deliver courses on planning photo books regularly at our local college and conduct one on one training in the use of photo book software in the comfort of our client's homes. The number one question we get asked on this topic is "which photo book supplier is best". Our standard answer is that each person is unique and they all "value" different elements. We have summarised the selection criteria in this pretty little image.

I listened to a podcast recently where the author of Revenge of the Analog, David Sax, was interviewed. It got me thinking about how much has changed over the last 15 years, not just in how we capture our memories, but in the way we communicate, listen to music, read and work. We rely so much now on digital ways of doing things, but do you sometimes miss the analog days? Do digital methods increase or efficiency and solve problems or do they create more problems and distractions?

Recently I saw this image and it prompted me to think how readily old photos highlight the differences in the way we go about our daily lives. Also to ponder if the changes have been improvements or if things really were better ‘back in the day’.

Lady with shopping on a Sydney suburban electric train in 1960

Photo: David Moore Source: David Moore Photography