“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
Sydney April 2012 – September 2015 (5 photos)
Photography has always been a powerful medium. Seeing an old photo can bring back powerful vivid memories and emotions. Good times, bad times, it doesn’t matter.
I read an interesting statistic online. Using film industry statistics, digital photography estimates and numbers kept by producers of silver halide, an important chemical for analog film, researchers calculated the number of photographs ever taken.
It’s estimated only a few million pictures were taken in the 80 years before the first commercial camera was introduced.
By 1930, about a billion photos were taken a year.
It’s estimated that by 1960, 55 percent of photos were of babies.
By 2000, about 86 billion photos were taken a year.
Today, we take more than 380 billion photos a year.
Every two minutes, we take more pictures than the whole of humanity did in the 1800s.
And it’s estimated that mankind has taken 3.8 trillion photos in total.
That’s a whole lot of memories being recorded for future generations to see. But I wonder how many of these photos will be forgotten – lost amongst a folder of sequential file numbers or on an antiquated hard drive that technology has rendered useless at some time in the future.
I print important photos. If you don’t, you should do it. A printed photo is somehow a more powerful and memorable medium than a jpeg on a screen. As time goes by, you don’t want those memories to be lost.
“Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.”
You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
“Play it again, Draco.”
This week, the topic at The Weekly Photo Challenge is Time, and I’m honoured to be the guest host. I hope you’re enjoying the challenge. There’s still plenty of time to join in.