Family and old photos are one of those things
that fill us with that mix of joy and nostalgia, and dread
and for most of us they provide
some reminders of incredible dodgy haircuts
and the evidence we need to be amateur blackmailers of our siblings..
the joy of knowing where the photo of your brother
covered in a full face of make up
after being ambushed by his two older and loving sisters
it is just so precious to me...
But I often wonder how the facebook generation is going to handle
a never to be lost
share with the world
cavalcade of bad fashion choices and bad haircuts
Because those of us lucky enough to be born
to the generation where photos were actually taken, and processed
by slightly odd people who seemed to have a thing for white coats
and put into books that can be hidden away
get to cringe in private
we get to ruefully look back on our bad choices and shake our heads
but these poor stupid sods
they are stuck with those things forever...
no hiding them away when they are out in the cyber world
Which brings us
back to that delightfully old fashioned concept
of the family photo album
other people have all these family albums
filled with people and get togethers
my family growing up however
filled albums with an alarming number of shots of the Sydney Opera House
I swear for every photo of a kid being cute
or doing something parents could be proud of
there are 10 shots of the Opera House and The Harbour Bridge
Every holiday seemed to involve a trip that somehow meant a pic of the opera house
it is still a running joke in our family...
So to pay homage to that
and all the excitement
and absolute wonder that accompanied
the advent of the polaroid camera in our house
I mean this thing made instant photos... it was amazing
ahhh the old days... we were so easily impressed weren't we...
Over at Inspiration Avenue this week
the topic was Vintage Photography
and I am sad to say that polaroids qualify as vintage
but I think they do...
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