Canadian in Candia

April 17, 2009

What Photography Means to Me

Filed under: Photography — Tags: , — Miriam @ 10:35 am

I prepared this post for my Tumblr initially but I decided to expand on it and make it into a blog post.  So my apologies if you follow both.

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Sometimes when I’m sitting around bored thinking that my life has no excitement in it, I start going through my picture archives. I’m often astonished by how much I have lived. I may not be rich, popular or famous, but I have been to beautiful places, and in not so pretty places, my lens has caught small astonishing sights that others may have missed. I’ve known people who have touched my life for better or for worst. I’ve explored many parts of my personality with my appearance, the crowd I kept and the activities I did. I’ve hiked, rowed, horseback ridden, painted, swam, raced, climbed, partied, and goofed off in numerous places and with different people.

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I hope that someday when I am gone, those left behind will look at my pictures and question “how can one fit so much living into a lifetime”.

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Pictures are my instant pick me ups. My pictures remind me that while I may have sad days, bad days, boring days, the days I have enjoyed have made my existance worthwhile. Even pictures of ex-boyfriends remind me of the good times I had with them, and the reasons I am glad to have found my husband.

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So go out, take pictures of everything you love and everything you hate, on a regular basis. Because all those small things are part of your history and in the end, hopefully, you will be able to see how amazing and full your life has been.

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1 Comment »

  1. I like the collage. Very cool

    Comment by Jes the Bes — April 19, 2009 @ 8:30 am


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