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The Memory Of A Photograph

I ran into this video while searching the web for film blogs. What I found fascinating was the fact that René Burri remembered so much about a photograph. This caused me to think about my own work. As far as I can remember, the only photographs that I really have any memory built in to them are those that took during my military days. That said, I do have memories built into my later work, but those are more so with the group of friends I photographed with. I guess what I am questioning, is the quality of work that I as a photographer am producing. Yes there are times to just practice, and yes photography themes are fun, but where is the quality of life when it comes to making images. Where is the adventure, how do we find it and when we run into it, how do we photograph it? With that in mind, make sure to watch the video below and ask yourself, "how many of my photographs have their own memories built into them? " and if you can't answer that, then maybe its time to rethink your approach to the passion that you hold so dear to your heart. My challenge to you is to go out and purposely create something that has a story of its own; a story that will last even when your old and gray. 

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