One of the many gifts we as parents are able to give our children is in my opinion a set of images from birth to becoming a young adult.
I know that my own photo album holding images from my childhood is among my most cherished possessions, a sentimental value increasing as time go by
Already during pregnancy I did as a photographer spend way too much time probably, thinking through this important aspect of growing up and on the state of our digital reality.
|New life beginnings|
Todays generations are by far the most photographed, but precious few will have any photographs left 10 years from now.
|Lunch time nap|
The other has been a dedication to continue printing images from our life and cataloging these postcard sized prints.
What I cannot help to wonder is how much of this deliberate thinking and decision making is brought on by the fact that I work with photography and thus perhaps place too much emphasis and importance on it. It is worth giving some thought regardless of whom you are I think.
And no the irony of me writing a digital post on the subject is most definitely not lost on me ;)