Anticipated Memories / by Michael Durr

The video below has a super interesting outlook on "The Instagram Generation." I find the context of the video fascinating and, as a photographer, I feel like I have thought this way long before Instagram. It began in high school. I was sledding with some friends and we had built a big jump at the end of a hill. With our disposable cameras in hand, we would capture ourselves in mid-air after hitting the jump. I still look back at those photos as the beginning of my passion and desire to capture life's moments. I am fortunate that over time technology has given me the tools to more easily fulfill this passion and desire. It has made it seamless and easy to share our images with others. I admit, as of late I ask myself, am I not living in the moment if I am anticipating memories? Am I really experiencing life, or am I shaping it? Are they one in the same? These questions aren't really meant to have answers. I know I love what I do because I enjoy telling stories and inspiring others and it is something I will continue to do forever.

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