Someone asked of I would put together a contact sheet with versions of a project for review. As I was pulling it together I thought about the term “contact sheet.” I know that a contact sheet is a photo created in the darkroom where the strips of film make contact with the photo paper. I’ve made plenty of real contact sheets.
I thought about the kids today with their photoshop and their fancy computers who have no idea what some of the tools of my trade are or how they originated.
When I die at my desk (because I’ll be working the rest of my life to put two kids through college) they’re going to clean it out and say “my God, she used a lot of old timey art supplies” that’s after they dig through the thousands of Sharpies, of course