Why Do You Take Pictures?

IMG_0037Before we get to your reasons I thought I would give you mine. It’s usually better if the writer or asker of a question gives you his or her reasons or answers first so you feel inspired to give yours. At least that’s my idea.

I take picture for memories and for my health. We’ll get to the health issue in a moment but first let’s talk about why most people take pictures. The fact is that 98% of the people, or at least I think that’s what the article I read a very long time ago stated take picture for memories. Imagine that,(sarcastic tone here). I would have never guessed that one.

How many times when you lose a picture that has some deep meaning to you do you get upset and start thinking of the memories of that picture? I know for me when my house burnt down some years ago and I lost all of my pictures left to me by my Mom and Dad I was devastated. I could remember each picture though and the memory of it but without it hanging I didn’t think of those memories daily like I did before. How about you?

So when you start to think this way health gets in the way. All of a sudden you may feel a little depression creeping into your brain or body. Maybe you feel you failed by losing the picture. I did for a while till some friends talked some sense into me. The thing pictures play such a very important role in our world especially when it’s personal. What picture really make an impact to you?

Think about that question for a minute. Picture that make an impact. I was in New York when 911 happened. I was actually on my way to the World Trade Center to finalize a deal with Cantor and Fitzgerald on the 108th floor where most of the people died. God was watching me that day for sure.

Anyway back to health. I take pictures not just for memories but for my health. I love looking at pictures when my health isn’t up to par. I love looking at pics when I’m down. the other evening I was rushed to the hospital when everyone thought I was having a stroke. Actually I was having a mini stroke, what they call a TIA. IT is and isn’t a big deal but when you’re lying waiting for answers it is. I looked at picture after picture of my grandkids and Patti my Wife. As well as picture of our kids but mainly my grandkids. That made me feel alive and want to fight whatever was going on.

Why Do You Take Pictures?