This BEAUTIFUL Thursday I am thankful for… Photos!
Since as long as I can remember, I have always been obsessed with photos! There were many hours as a child where I would go through mum’s chest of albums and wile away the hours staring at images! As I grew up Photography became one of my biggest passions, to which it still is! Everyone who knows me well knows that I can be relied on to have a photo, to have taken a photo or constantly think every moment is a ‘photo moment’! In which case I do annoy my fellow friends and family with my snap-happiness! I even got a selfie stick for Christmas!!!! Hahahaha!!! Watch out world!
When I was little I didn’t just love sitting looking at photos of our family but I would spend all my pocket money on books. Books of beautiful photos! I would spend hours staring at them, getting lost in the stories I created in my own head. For me the beauty of a photo is the moment it captures in time, and what makes it really special is how the viewer perceives the photo… Do they create a story of their own? Do they see details hidden to other’s eyes? Do they read the character of a person? Do they get lost in a moment? For all our generations photos are what have connected us to history! We spend hours every day looking at the Internet, Instagram and books! We are all visually hungry! But in truth each one of us wants to create a history of our own. And this is where photos are the stories we share! They are the loves, the losses, the happiness and light in the story of our lives! They are the histories we make! And as I sit here this morning and reflect on some of my old photos and peer at the little girl in front of me, I wonder did she ever realise the story she would create of her own…! Photos the windows to our life!!!
Share the love Nakeds and tell me what you are thankful for on our glorious Thankful Thursday!