A few years back I exchanged prints with Katsumi Saiki. I love this black and white photograph from his 2012 Midsummer Nights series, which is now hanging on my wall. The Shakespearean reference aside, this image depicts a dystopian world we now live in, with environmental concerns, isolation and longing.
The multilayered stories that can be depicted in a relatively simple photograph was what excited me and got me into photography as a teenager. It’s still magic.
Print exchange is a great way to acquire and collect photography, and expand your own collection of photographs that you personally like, without the anxiety of investing your own funds.