Show and tell
Shy over a year now I have reconciling a huge pile of data. Pixels if you prefer. 75+ GB of photography mostly of my art. Since a few iOS updates ago Apple said nothing to users - but instead of building a continuous database in your camera roll - now when you delete some - well when you will add some - the empty slots left by your previous deletes will be replaced by new material. So - if as me - you transfer your stock to a workstation - I realized that I had to create a new folder each time I backed up. So for my iPad only there were 23 folders when I started. Oh and that’s not taking into account my iPhone backups which were quite numerous right up to my first one.
Then as a mad scientist I dropped all folders into one just imagine the numbers of versions of same artwork!!! Grrrr...
To clarify why I don’t use the ‘cloud’ is because at some point had 3 devices and was doing generative art and photos editing of different renders - are you confused yet? Well to repeat and clarify: Apple’s cloud do same thing - so IMG_0001 could be written over as often as I was deleting from one or all devices.
Anyway - after a year and more art was done I still got around 15 GB to dispatch to either one of the 35 something folders holding series or similar work or various renders or create new ones if need be. Really a crazy ant size steps to know what I have created over the years and? End-game is to curate each folders and keep best work - and permanently delete the rest. After all this micro work me going to think macro and publish my art portfolio. Yay!
But before releasing that personal showcase - I am sifting through room mockups templates. Lastly so you know - I shoot and edit and do generative art using mobile apps strictly. If you are interested - the ArtRooms app is not bad at all - just limited staging rooms and a bit costly - I prefer to not use subscriptions and would rather pay a one up for the app. Lastly lastly I have used my workstation to organize my art and do print material when needed. I was using an app to transfer to and fro but it became buggy (hanging in the middle of a huge transfer not fun) - so had to delete it. I have now found a work around - I will reserve sharing this process for a next post.
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