Photography is Death.
Disclaimer : This post is not meant to be a downer !
A while ago, a creative photography class teacher told us that for her, photography meant “death”. And of all the things I’ve learnt so far in my past years in the classroom, that sentence really resonated with me.
Everyone owns a camera, whether they’re fans of photography or the casual type to fish one out solely for the purpose of commemorating a special holiday, whatever type they prefer, be it new age digital or good old film. It seems that the camera has an ability to capture the essence or soul of the subject, as if a “soul catcher”, freezing a moment in time, what first comes to mind and best illustrates this phenomenon is the famous image Richard Avedon took of Marilyn Monroe in May of 1957.
A moment in time, a memory meant to be remembered and meant to last so that you may relish the image evoking nostalgia and reminiscence. Photos represent happy or sad memories we use to help us remember for future reference, whatever the connotation that comes along with a photograph taken, cameras have given us the chance to record our ever-evolving lives that seem to go by in just a “click”. We have the opportunity to question ourselves, what we have learned from our experiences and how our constant ups and downs of everyday life have shaped us into the beings we are today.
So another reason for why I started this blog and Im sure why others did too, is the fact that a blog serves as an online album, a collection of fashion choices through age, lifestyle and random events that occur in our lives. And the fascinating part as to why some of us blog loving gals are so obsessed with blogs, is the fact that we have this privilege of peering into others lives, whether serving to inspire us, or to assure us that we are in fact “normal” and what we have/are going through, others like us are doing the same and coping in their own way.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone ! Did you guys go out for din-din ? or have turkey at home ?
I actually had turkey dinner along with all the fixings on my birthday, the 14th of November, so tonight, I had Indian food again, pretty terrible behavior for an American if I say so myself.
I have been in a frenzy scouring the major online sales going on.. It seems I can never find what Im looking for ! The best part is that I can never seem to actually like the stuff thats on sale.
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