why people take photos

2006-09-03 at 16:51 (article, musings, photos)

  1. art
  2. memory
  3. amusement

I’m certainly an art person, not a memory person. It’s nice to have shots of places you’ve been; but taking them all the time, with you in front of the sea just to show you’ve been there — that seems like a waste of time and effort. Unless a picture is beautiful in and of itself, I don’t feel the need to make it exist.


1 Comment

  1. Bruce Cucuell said,

    I am an 85 year old artist, painter, and I,too, have questioned the apparent need for some to take so many pictures. Photos for the record are understandable, but photos of so many places and scenes seem so pointless. The mere existence of flickr, youtube, and others show a widespread, indeed, almost universal need to take photos. The scene, it’s beauty or
    it’s uglyness is only noticed by a few. Why do we take so many pictures? Bruce

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: