As a kid, I always loved miniature things. Tiny glass animals, small dolls (Little Kiddles, anyone?), anything that could fit easily into a pocket.
So I guess it’s fitting that I fell in love with tiny prints last year. I received a Fuji Mini 90 Neo Classic camera as a gift from my family, and at first I had my doubts about its usefulness. I have an assortment of vintage Polaroid cameras and always enjoyed shooting with them, but I didn’t know how much I’d love the “mini” until I started using it.
What I’ve found is these tiny prints are the perfect way to document my days: the places I go, people I spend time with, interesting architecture I find throughout my week. I especially enjoy capturing details…a snippet of street art, a texture or pattern, a small segment of a larger picture. The camera itself is small enough to tuck into a bag and unobtrusive when slung over my shoulder. That means I don’t mind carrying it everywhere. And it’s so fun to have an instant keepsake to share or take home.
Now I’m at the stage of finding ways to store and display my little treasures. If you walk around my home, you’ll find myriad bowls and containers filled with my small shots.
Just recently I was given this album to help tame my piles of pictures.
The main thing for me is having images I can see and touch on a daily basis, and easily show to friends and family, and these tiny prints fill the bill very nicely.
P.S. Do you have an obsession with mini prints? Is there a favorite way you choose to store or display them? If so, do let me know. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas.