I was looking at The Burning House – it is a project that visually documents what people will take out of their homes, if they caught fire. The ‘What would you take if your house was on fire?’ question is one of the more interesting questions a person can be asked as it make them think about what physical items are really important to them. In fact, this is probably a good way to see what’s important to you as a person, not jsut physically but also emotionally.
Anyhow, looking through the project, I noticed how many people noted either single photos of significance. Some noted old photos with (or of) a good friend, or a photo of a family relative.
More people, however, noted photo albums: family albums, childhood albums and wedding albums begin high on the stats. (I did not run the numbers via an excel sheet, but this was a very strong impression that I got).
So with today’s digital era, instagram, facebook and thousands of photos taken each ear (or each month for some of us) I was wondering, do we even print photos anymore, or do we leave it up to the hard-drive or cloud to safeguard our photos. so we still enjoy the feeling of paper in our hands when we flip through those pages, or is watching a tablet or a computer screen good enough for us.
We usually tun our polls on the right hand sidebar, (they alternate weekly [or so] and provides a pick into the preferences and minds of our little community. But this one, I thought, deserves a full post. So here it comes: Do You Still Keep Printed Albums? Feel free to vote on the poll below if you just wanna yes-or-no it, but also fell free to say somthing under the comments section is you have more to share.
[lead photo by martinak15]