When I was growing up digital photography did not exist. Pictures were sparingly taken because one needed hard film for regular cameras and video cassettes for video cameras.
My childhood consists of a couple of photo albums, a few painted portraits and videos that have been lost along the way. If I can find 100 photographs of when I was a kid I will be lucky.
I remember when only the Japanese were known and mocked for taking pictures all the time. A 1980s band called “The Vapors” had an acclaimed song called “Turning Japanese”, which featured extreme photo taking.
Today, the act of picture taking has taken a whole new level. I often find myself guilty of stalking my kids like the celebrity paparazzi. I have my regular camera, video camera and smart phone ready at all times.
I am constantly trying to document their life because I know that childhood is so short. I also want them to have more pictures then I did growing up.
Currently, we have a multitude of albums and discs featuring Massimo and Rocco’s short existence. I believe that they have reached the point of wanting me to stop the videoing and picture taking….
Have a great day! (P.S. I am sure I am not the only person who has a picture taking addiction!)