No space for photobooks

Below is a comment I wrote at Mike Johnston’s photography blog in response to a post about a photo book.

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I live in a small apartment, and don’t have enough space to collect any sort of books. I threw out most of my books the last time I moved. It was sad throwing out so many books. After that, I made a commitment not to acquire any more physical stuff, and so far I’ve kept pretty well to that. So I’m sorry that I’m not a customer for photobooks.

This does raise a bigger philosophical question about photography, whether photos really need to be printed, or whether photos exist just fine as a stream of ones and zeros.