Photography is an essential part of our lives. I am sure you are wondering why I say this. I was talking to a friend recently about his mother whom had passed away 35 years ago when he was 12 years old. He said he could hardly remember what she looked like. I asked if he had any pictures of her and he did not. I found this to be profoundly sad. It would have been so great for him to have a picture of her to remember her more clearly. He now documents even the smallest things in his life. He does not want that to happen to himself or any others in his family again.
I have always taken pictures and I know it drives my friends and family crazy at times but when I tell them this story they have a better understanding of why I take pictures.
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