Each photograph is only a fragment, its moral and emotional weight depends on where it is inserted. A photograph changes according to the context in which it is seen
Wedding Albums by York Place
The spark that started our journey; the thing that first inspired our deep love of photography and inspired us to pursue this extraordinary artform as more than just a few holiday snaps was looking at our beloved street photography books by the original masters of the craft. We pored over them, carefully turning each page and feeling the quality of the print. We lost ourselves in them for hours imagining what was happening in these moments and treated them as a work of art, as our most valued possession.
So when it came to creating a wedding album it was those beautiful books, so precious to us, that we took as our inspiration.
The way we feel about those books is the way we want our couples to feel about their album: not just a collection of singular images put together for ease of display but a work of art, an heirloom, a most-prized possession. A wedding album shouldn’t just be another way to see your photographs it should be the way to experience them. Your wedding album is your memory of your day – open it and you should be taken right back to that place, that moment in time.
So when Fountain Albums came to us with an idea to create an album that felt like it belonged on the shelves alongside our photography books and showed us by far the finest print quality we’ve ever seen in an album we were more than a little excited. Many discussions later and as Fountain Albums got to work finding the most beautiful range of leathers and vegan leathers and creating a new, contemporary style of album, we focussed our attention on creating a street-photography inspired layout to display our images the way they were meant to be seen.
We hope you’re as excited by the resulting collaboration as we are.