Besides being a gallery owner, my wife and I are also serious photography collectors. I decided to start adding more content around the topic of collection to our gallery blog. Here's a great quote by former gallery owner Lee Witkin who talks about the symptoms of collecting:
Collecting (an every collector knows the symptoms) means seeking, desiring, wanting, yearning for, coveting, having to have…and - as soon as possible –acquiring, possessing, hugging to the bosom, and savoring with all the joys and prides of ownership.
I'm not sure I've ever hugged a photograph that I have collected, but I've stared at some of them for quite a while....like this one by Erin Frost.
|Erin Frost, Alteration #12|
courtesy DeVito-Landry Collection