I started doing photography again back in 2019 when I started karate. Albeit, I’m not great at it. I really need to hone my skills and work on the quality of my photographs. Honestly, I’m sad I didn’t take more photographs throughout my life. I’ve had at least two concussions in my life.
Once I had a moped accident in college. Another vehicle decided that the larger vehicle had the right away and other traffic laws were a moot point. Let’s just say I had a bad case of road rash and a motorcycle helmet was cracked like an eggshell. And my second accident was within the last decade when I was a janitor. I kicked a floor machine cord away from myself and it caught in the machine. Causing the cord to get wrapped up and incidentally, catch me in it and throw me across the room. I put a dent in the floor, had a goose egg on my head the size of a softball, and although they said there should be no lasting issues, I’ve noticed I just can’t remember things as well as I used to.
I was glad I was able to take photographs of my Dad the last time I saw him, but I definitely wish I had been more actively taking photographs throughout my life. I was able to get the photographs off my Dad’s hard drive when I was helping him move stuff over at one point before he passed. And having those photographs lets me feel a bit better. I still hate that a lot of the photographs I took in the past are grainy phone pictures or I was too busy to put down the soda bottle I was holding at the time. So it feels like these photographs aren’t as nice as I would like.
I might be overthinking things, but lately, I’ve been considering how much I do enjoy being able to look back on photographs of the past. I don’t have that many from the distant past, but the ones I have, I really do treasure. I want to be able to leave behind those kinds of images as well since digital doesn’t always stand the test of time.
Look forward to more photograph dumps from me in the near future. How about you? How do you feel about photographs? Do you like to be in them? Or are you like me and prefer to be the one behind the lens taking the pictures? Are you satisfied with digital photos or do you like having something printed out and framed?