By Lorna Preston, Feb 12 2018 03:54PM
A recent conversation with a friend sparked the inspiration for this blog today. I was telling her how her job suited her perfectly as she is a natural helper and has such a knack of convincing people of their own abilities. So I labelled her a helper in life. I then began to ponder what my own role was. Yes I’m a photographer, but what do I actually contribute? Being the natural inspirer that she is her answer went to a similar effect to this...
I am a photographer. I take photos every week for people. The images I take capture memories for people. They become items of history which future generations will look back on. If I take a photo of the landscape, it becomes a moment in time. I am an observer of life - a documenter history.
This may be obvious to anyone else, but to me it kinda blew my mind. It has completely altered my perspective when taking photos. I’m trying to not be so much of a perfectionist and simply shoot what’s in front of me because, at the end of the day these aren’t my memories; they are yours. This is not my grandma, but it is SOMEONE’S grandma. That ‘someone’ will love this photo and treasure it forever. This is what I must remember each time I’m working. The photos that I take could one day be amongst the only memories you have of your family. It’s SO important to capture these moments in time...They don’t last forever.