Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photography in a digital age.


I can't remember the last time I took a picture of Wyatt sleeping with my DSLR camera. It's always all about my iPhone lately and it makes me kinda sad that there will probably be 8 billion cell phone pictures of Wyatt, all digitally stored somewhere... What ever happened to having an actual photo? The one you can hold in your hand? See framed on walls? Flip through photo books, oooing and aaahing over how cute we all were as babies. Honestly, I don't have a single photo of Wyatt printed out. None that I have actually taken. Well, maybe like a few. But yeah, not really compared to how often I take pictures of him on my phone. What will happen to the future of photographs?


Does anyone else worry about this? I have over 10 thousand pictures on my flickr account. TEN THOUSAND. How will I pass down photos to Wyatt? Do I leave my passwords in my will? This whole digital age is kinda depressing. We haven't thought everything through. Are we taking pictures, documenting moments, just for it to be forgotten? Stuck on hard drives that will just age like the rest of us, but not stand the test of time? We live in a world where technology is getting more and more advanced, and we're replacing our computers and phones left and right. Will flickr last forever? What will happen to those photos? 

Excuse me while I go and rock myself in a corner. 

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