The work that nobody sees, leads to the great work that people can appreciate. For every image published in a magazine or book, there are likely 100 or more, that the editor has chosen from. In taking that many photos, an idea can been explored from different angles and a narrative can slowly be built, but showing them all is confusing, boring and it turns the audience off. A friend once posted 250 images on Facebook of his travels. By the tenth click, I too had moved on. As they say
"A picture is worth a thousand words"
But showing a thousand pictures, can be white noise. The great work comes out of a distillation of process.
Vaughan James is a photographer and writer based in Zurich Switzerland