Why We Take Pictures

October 20, 2014 4:40 PM

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Why We Take Pictures

"Why do you take pictures?" It's a loaded question that I get asked all the time and there's definitely more than one answer. My first camera was a purple Le Clic that my parents gave me on my 12th birthday. I dangled it from my wrist like a tiny box that held all of my prized possessions and secrets. That's what a camera was for me - a diary of sorts that captured everything from my bare feet in the grass to my sister's favorite toy sitting on her bed to my mother's briefcase in its usual spot in the dining room. I took pictures because I loved it and at the time it was that simple.

Digital cameras and our smart phones make it easier than ever before to photograph every minute of your life and I still get that question: Why do you take pictures? Because I love it, yes, and because I need it in my daily life. I also love to make lists so here are four more reasons why I'm consta...

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