Preservation and Magic

Preservation and Magic by David Norbut Many things have been said already and nothing that I can say is going to make much difference. Reading other people’s words or listening to other people’s thoughts sometimes helps me understand my own feelings about life a little bit better. The same thing goes for photography and the way I feel about taking photographs. I take what I can from meaningful images. Photography is a way to preserve history, however small or unimportant you may think a picture is. Whether it is a portrait or a scene, it could mean things you’ll never understand to somebody else and the simplest moments can sometimes become the most prolific photographs. One portrait with nothing exciting about it, just a simple mood, the capture of that one person at that moment in time can really be much more meaningful down the road to that person, to their loved ones, and to the people that came after them. Future generations can use photography as visual history. To me taking photographs is a beautiful way to waste your time and preserve it simultaneously. I do however think that things are starting to move incredibly fast. We are starting to lose touch with humanity, technology is getting faster and is used for a variety of functions. It seems to me that ¬†we are trying to make life too easy. That was starting to happen with the way I take photographs. I wanted to slow down. I wanted to slow down the way I live my life. I wanted to slow down the way I appreciate life. I wanted...