We live our lives in moments. In those rare experiences we stop to notice, and carry with us in the hopes of stringing them together, trying to tell a story. But even in the moment, you can feel it start to fade so you try to capture it and convert it into something that will last longer than just a flash. And over time a photo feels more real than its subject. It lets you build a version of the world you can take with you. A world flattened and simple. A world that doesn’t change. That fits in the frame. A little brighter and more colorful. With everything under control.
You can travel the globe looking for memories and still find yourself standing behind the camera waiting for the world to hold still.
With every click of the shutter, you’re trying to press pause on your life. If only so you can feel a little more comfortable moving on living on a world stuck on play. A part of you knows that you cant take it with you but that doesn’t stop you from trying.
What if I could stay just a little longer?
What if we didn’t have to go?”
We try to capture moments as if we’re afraid they’ll escape but they’ll get away eventually.
Take one last look.
One more shot.
So years from now you can flip back through and try to relive it all over again.
But maybe even then you’ll be thinking to yourself,
Ah well, I guess you had to be there.