Why do we take pictures?
There is this obsession of “preserving memories”. We take out a camera. We point. And, we "capture the moment". What it is really that one captures beats the hell out of me. Pictures are not the experiences. Nor are they the moments. They are pieces of paper crudely attempting to imitate life.
In the obsession to hold on to things, people fail to be “in the moment”. They take pictures to use in reminiscing about the past in the future. In the process, they lose the most important gift of them all - the present.
Pictures were never conceived in order to substitute the excitement, drama, and beauty of that ephemeral existence we call life. We only take part in this amazing journey once. We should learn to be aware of the value of the being here and now – of being able to experience life as it is.