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Mal Raggett

Joiners are fun but I agree about framing and displaying them: impossible if you don’t have the wall space. I make books out of them, concertina-style. I use the same construction when I photograph a walk I’ve been on. Every now and then I take one off the shelf, lay it out on the living room floor and walk along it. I also cut the folds at an angle so that the layout meanders across the floor, usually in the shape of the plan or cross section of the walk I’ve documented. If you don’t like the idea of folding a print, try making it into a scroll, especially if it’s an oriental subject.

Mark Sorenson

As a kid I loved the books with the fold out pages, there was something about holding a 9x12 book and then all of the sudden being presented with a 4 foot wide image that lent itself to the epic nature of the image more than being presented with the image all at once. It felt like magic.
Later while studying printmaking at university I came across an accordion book based on a single image. What I loved about this presentation was it could be enjoyed as a book, giving me space to consider the details of the image. I could also choose to unfold a few spreads and view a larger image, or just clear a large space and view the image as a whole and in context with itself. Of these three I really liked having the time to spend with the image's details.
Choice of paper would be a big consideration since glossy coating, if not embossed first, is prone to crack when folded.
It saddens me to think of my own closet bound images. I think I have an accordion book in my future.
Thanks for the always thoughtful approach to photography.

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