Friday, 17 January 2014

Memories...


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St Cyrus Beach...

Someone recently asked me this: 'If you could either lose your memories and make new ones or keep your memories and not make any new ones, which would you prefer?'. Tough one, right? For me,memories are for creating, remembering and recording. Not being able to do any of things would be in fact devastating.

When I was little, my dad had a SLR (Olympus OM-10) and he used to record everything - literally everything. There are plenty of pictures of me in questionable outfits pulling silly faces or of the various animals we had (ducks included) as well as some of my parents from back in the day. Every so often, I will go home and dig out these memories and giggle at the silly ones and remember those who are no longer here.

With most things being recorded digitally on laptops etc, it is all to easy to rely on this technology until it is too late (I'm currently typing on a 8.5 year laptop which can take some coaxing). Yes, you can back up on external harddrives etc but at the end of the day, technology moves on and things become outdated. Every time I log onto this laptop, I'm scared it will be the last time and even though I have backed up on my external harddrive,I'm still scared of losing memories.

This year, inspired by Victoria, I am going to attempt to print off all of my laptop photos so that I have them in an alternative form. I am also planning to use my film cameras a lot more too as there is nothing more enjoyable than the excitement of getting a film back from processing and seeing what has turned out.

How do you prefer your memories? Do you think technology takes over?





2 comments :

  1. I printed off a lot of my photos a few years ago and made them into scrapbooks along with tickets, cards etc...need to do it again more recently! I'm always scared of losing my pictures :( xx
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  2. I would like to do a similar thing - I think I'm going to start with my instagram photos :)

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