According to my mom, they used to say “take a picture so it could last longer” back in her day. Although I haven’t fact checked that, it’s certainly an interesting idea.
For example, look at this picture. If I hadn’t taken it I probably wouldn’t have ever remembered what I was doing October 6th a 6 AM in the morning. In fact, I can GUARANTEE I’d never remember. Why?
Because nothing significant happened.
Nothing big, nothing life-changing. All I did was act as an extra for The Haunt. For two shots to be exact. There was nothing important about that, nothing worth remembering.
But since I took this picture, I’ll remember the morning of October 6th, 2016 as long as I have the picture. Isn’t that crazy. A picture captures a moment not only literally, but figuratively.
In this picture, I’m trying to get a behind the scenes shot of the crew of The Haunt, but Diane ran in trying to get in as well. Not important right? But since I photographed it, it’s now personally important to me.
Pictures instantly attach sentimental value.