Memories are indeed precious. If we could preserve every beautiful memory we’ve had, we’d keep them in bottles and seal them, and open the bottles whenever nostalgia hits. This is what generations and generations have been trying to do, capturing every monumental moment of their lives with the press of a shutter.
And these days, it all seems so easy. With a gazillion gadgets on brightly-lit store shelves, built to arrest your special memory for instantaneous sharing online or containment in a memory card.
Still, nothing beats capturing memories the analogue way. When someone takes photos of your wedding, you’d want those pictures for keeps, print them, store them in an album, and open that album on your anniversary. When you take pictures on your son’s first birthday, these are memories you’d like to recall years after when he’s old enough to understand.
You would want to preserve every moment on that very special day, and you would never want to throw your memories away, not in the same way that you can simply “delete” an image rendered digitally. Once a memory is preserved on a roll of film, it’s there, and once the film is developed, prints are produced and placed in an album, that memory can live forever.
So tell us about those unforgettable moments. Whether your memories are from your childhood, weddings, birthdays, travel, or even from Halloween, share it with us and let us reminisce them. Check out our requested posts and earn fat piggies for your articles.
Let’s take making memories a notch further. Share your photos via Facebook and Twitter and tag them with #MakingMemories and #Lomography hashtags. This will make it easier for us to revisit our memories, and build an archive of those unforgettable moments.
This week, we have a contest for those who can share the best photos from their childhood. Read more about the contest here. Send in your photos now and grab your chance to win.